Sanibel Hurricane Seminar


The City of Sanibel holds a free hurricane seminar every year to educate its residents, businesses, and island workers. This year the seminar will be held at the Big Arts Center on Dunlop Road. Here are the scheduled speakers this year…

Dave Roberts, the City of Sanibel’s weather consultant, will provide information on hurricane formation, the categories of tropical systems, and the dangers of storm surge.

Sandra Tapfumaneyi, Lee County Interim Emergency Management Chief, will discuss Family Emergency Planning and explain the county’s responsibilities in dealing with tropical storm systems.

Susan Alexander and Marina Espinoza will discuss Special Needs issues on Sanibel and Captiva.

Keith Williams, Sanibel Community Services Director, will discuss the City’s post-storm recovery plan.

Harold Law, Sanibel Building Official, will review City building codes.

William Dalton, Sanibel Police Chief, will lead the seminar and review the City’s storm plans.

Prior to the seminar, the Sanibel Police Department will have their Emergency Response Vehicle on display from 1pm-2pm. A volunteer will be on hand to discuss its purpose and answer questions.