Readiness for Recovery: Abstract of Steven M. Cernak's presentation, Director, Port of Galveston
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Following is an abstract of the presentation by Steven M. Cernak, Director of the Port of Galveston, given during the Southwestern Regional Meeting on January 18, 2007 on the Galveston evacuation and recovery model.
When shutting down a port due to an impending natural disaster take the following steps to ensure a safe and prompt reopening:
Provide a safe haven for smaller vessel in slips blocked by barges.
Develop communication redundancies.
Coordinate with neighboring ports in the area to develop cooperative plans.
Act as the interface to agencies and to the outside world during the storm.
Conduct manual security patrols until fully reopened.
Prepare to receive a large number of passengers or take the role as the point of disembarkation for evacuees from other locations. Prepare to house displaced persons that arrive via the port.
Before reopening ensure that port facilities remain secure.
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