Canaveral Port Authority Hurricane Contingency Plan
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Port Authority tasks
Post hurricane actions
Co. Office of Emergency Management
Remain in Port Form (Vessels under 500 GT)
Remain in Port Form (Vessels over 500 GT)
Tenant Severe Weather Season Guide
PORT HEAVY WEATHER PLAN For Northeast and Eastern Central Florida
N0AA Changes for the 2012 Hurricane Season
NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheet
This document provides guidance to the Canaveral Port Authority, its tenants and its customers in hurricane preparations. To keep the Port area in a state of readiness should a hurricane strike and maintain a listing of available resources and equipment that could be used in an emergency for rescue or recovery. Also, to promote a smooth effective evacuation of the Port and establish and maintain open communications among federal, state, public and private sectors in the Port Canaveral area; before, during and after a hurricane.
Various forms of natural disasters may present a serious threat to life and property in the Port Canaveral area. These may include floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. By far, hurricanes pose the greatest threat to this area and have, in the past, inflicted heavy losses to people and property along the Florida coastline. This plan is especially cognizant of the vulnerability to vessels and marine facilities, which may lie in the path of the hurricane. Proper liaison and planning among maritime interests can mitigate the threats presented by an impending hurricane.
This Hurricane Contingency Plan shall be effective upon receipt. The Canaveral Port Authority Public Safety Department shall be responsible for maintaining and annually reviewing this plan. Recommendations for improving this plan may be submitted to the Canaveral Port Authority, Attn: Assistant Director of Public Safety.