Canaveral Port Authority Hurricane Contingency Plan
Port Authority tasks
Co. Office of Emergency Management
Coast Guard storm plan
Post Hurricane Actions
The Cape Canaveral Volunteer Fire Department will be the first to re-enter the port after the hurricane to ensure the land side area is safe. State and County law enforcement personnel will have roadblocks to prevent anyone from entering the area until all damage surveys are complete. When the fire department gives the clearance for essential personnel to enter the port, only those with a placard issued by the Cape Canaveral Volunteer Fire Department will be allowed to enter. (To apply for this placard, contact the Canaveral Port Authority, Operations Department.)
1. All interests should survey for damage. The Port Authority should be notified of conditions posing an actual or potential threat to life, property or environment. Some disruptions to communications should be anticipated. Coast Guard will conduct surveys of port areas.
2. Coast Guard Captain of the Port safety teams, Port Authority personnel and authorized waterfront facility representatives will conduct assessments of damage to port areas. Safety teams will also perform oil spill and hazardous materials response during this time and follow-up with investigations as time permits.
3. Captain of the Port and members of the Hurricane Executive Steering Committee will assemble during post hurricane condition 4 to discuss damage to port and vessels. An assessment of the port should be completed as soon as possible after passage of the hurricane and a plan developed to bring the port back to normal operating conditions.
Essential Personnel - two (2) key personnel that will make sure that it is safe for others to return to the port (i.e. safety hazards)
Authorized Waterfront Personnel - two (2) key personnel that are responsible for checking the bulkheads and docks for potential hazards
Executive Steering Committee - members include the Executive Port Director, Director of Operations and Maintenance, US Coast Guard, CCVFD Fire Chief, Brevard County Sheriff's Office
C P A Personnel - those individuals employed by the Canaveral Port Authority
Port Area - the area surrounding the port on the north and south sides
Harbor Master - Director of Operations and Maintenance or his designee
Storm Categories - disaster potential scale utilized by forecasters
Gale Force Winds - winds at 39 mph or 34 knots
Return to the Port after Hurricane Evacuation - residents will return before port tenants