Hurricane preparedness webinars for marinas kick off Aug. 1

Leading into its fall, one-day conference in Miami, the International Marina Institute is hosting a three-month webinar series on hurricane topics. The first webinar kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 1.

IMI, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, is offering its Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Conference on Monday, Oct. 29.

This conference will be followed by a one-day Marina & Boatyard Study Tour on Oct. 30, in the Miami area.

The three one-hour webinars will be held the first Wednesday of each month at noon EST and are free to conference attendees.

“Hurricane Forecasting and the Tools You Can Use,” the first installment in the webinar series, will feature Dan Brown, senior hurricane specialist/warning coordinator meteorologist, National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Webinar participants will learn more about intensity and timing forecasts, the cone of probability, and other maps and tools that can help marina owners make critical marina or boatyard decisions.

“Weathering the Storm” is a practical conference designed to prepare marinas for the forces of a hurricane or severe storm and to supply critical information on the success of the marina’s recovery.

IMI has gathered 10 experts in the industry to share their knowledge and experience for this one-day conference.

The day after the conference, IMI will take marina professionals on a one-day Marina and Boatyard Study Tour in and around the Miami area. Facilities toured will have had varying degrees of impact from last year’s Hurricane Irma.

Marina managers from each facility will share their experiences in dealing with Hurricane Irma — what worked, what didn’t, and what they would do differently next time.

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