On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Police Chief John Cosby of the Bradenton Beach Police Department provided information to AMI Kiwanis members on “All Hazards” emergency preparedness. Police Chief Cosby stated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated not only for hurricanes; but for many other reasons. Mostly recently, the EOC was activated for the Piney Point disaster & in 2021 for the COVID-19 situation that developed.
The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is a multi-jurisdictional plan to reduce the identified hazards within the County. The County Emergency Management leads 8 teams that focus on several areas to maintain a readiness for “All Hazards”.
The cost of mitigation recovery is shared among the City (12.5%), the State (12.5%) and the Federal Government (75%). The better prepared the City & the citizens are the quicker the recovery & the mitigation can take place.
Police Chief Cosby stressed to be sure to watch news & keep abreast of any hazard that might be impending. Ideally, the order to evacuate is given 72 hours in advance; however, it is usually much less because of changes over that period of that 72 hours.
For more information, visit the website www.mymanatee.org.
During May 2022, the Club will continue to meet every Saturday. Starting in June, the Club will meet monthly.
2022 Summer Schedule of Meetings: June 25, July 30, August 27
The Club will resume meetings every week starting September 10, 2022