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Port Tampa Bay is Prepared for Hurricane Season

Port Tampa Bay held its 12th Annual Hurricane Exercise in early May in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast and U.S. National Weather Service. As one of the state’s energy gateways, Port Tampa Bay plays an important role in the community’s recovery from a major storm. Local and statewide representatives attend this annual event including representatives from the maritime community, law enforcement, government, public safety and emergency response.

Port Tampa Bay’s Hurricane Exercise is one of the many ways it remains prepared and strengthens its resiliency. This year’s exercise paid special attention to the aftermath of a storm, including the surveying of its channels.

Port Tampa Bay was one of the first ports in the nation to receive the “Storm Ready” certification from the National Weather Service. More than 100 participants from its port community and partnering organizations took part in this year’s event.

Throughout hurricane season, Port Tampa Bay will continue to work with their partnering agencies and tenants to minimize the impacts of severe weather on its operations.