So, here I at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference and man – I’m keeping busy. I’ve been teaching a basic Public Information Officer class the past few days… my voice is shot! With hurricane season just a few weeks away, it’s time to get ready for what the season may bring. That’s what we’re here to do this week – learn from the experts.
As a hurricane public awareness spokesperson, it’s my job to pass information on to folks who may be in danger about the importance of having a disaster plan. While I normally talk to residents in all types of organizations and communities the county, I recently had an opportunity to speak with the St. Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild about the topic. In fact, I was the presenter that night (Great, I get to work for my dinner there as well!).
I had two topics to cover that night. The second one was veneering (that video will be next week, I promise!), but the first topic was about how to prepare your shop for the potential of a disaster.
Now, I know many of you won’t ever experience a hurricane in your lives (Unless, of course, you order one at the bar), but there are a number of other disasters that can befall your shop. Floods. Tornadoes. Wildfires. Theft.
In this roughly seven minute presentation, I covered many of the basics, especially when it comes to insuring your shop and tools so you can recover from a disaster.
The resources I mentioned include:
And, remember, let’s stay safe out there!