May 10, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
561-822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)
City of West Palm Beach Conducts Training Exercise, Post Hurricane Simulation to Practice Hurricane Recovery Procedures on May 11, 2023
WHO: City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works
City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation
City of West Palm Beach Department of Utilities
WHAT: In preparation for Hurricane Season, the City of West Palm Beach will conduct a training exercise and post-hurricane simulation for the City’s Department of Public Works and Department of Parks and Recreation to practice hurricane recovery procedures. Should a major weather event impact our City, these simulations are critical to ensure a prompt recovery that prioritizes the public’s safety.
The City of West Palm Beach trains for hurricanes and disasters year-round to ensure our City is prepared, and this training is one of many exercises that take place throughout the year. This training is designed to prepare emergency responders for potential hurricanes and their aftermath.
During the simulation, participants will be tasked with responding to mock hurricane disaster scenarios. This could include search and rescue operations, medical response, communication strategies, and coordination of resources. The simulation will simulate the challenges that would arise during a real-life hurricane disaster, including power outages, flooding, and injuries.
City of West Palm Beach Emergency Manager Asst. Chief Brent Bloomfield will speak to the media on-site about the importance of preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season occurs from June 1 – November 30, 2023.
WHERE: Intersection of Ponce De Leon and Bethesda Street
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Diane Papadakos (561) 822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)
About The City of West Palm Beach
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant and dynamic city located on the Atlantic coast of Florida. With a rich history, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and a commitment to sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central city of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront city that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in.
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3387/772