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LU Center for Advances in Port Management to host half-day hurricane plan workshop
News Release
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lamar University’s Center for Advances in Port Management will host a half-day workshop on April 24 on “Emergency Response Planning  (ERP) - A Focus on 2018 Hurricane Plan Review.”

The workshop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will cover fundamental planning elements to be addressed in ERP, as well as best practices. Check-in and a continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. A $25 registration fee covers breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. Space is limited, so registration is required at

Most of the morning will be dedicated to addressing the 2018 Hurricane Plan review. The tabletop exercise will facilitate review based on recent experiences, lessons learned, assessment and requirements to be better prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.

The workshop will take place on the LU campus, at Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE), Room 113. CEU credits will be given.  The CICE is at 5091 Rolfe Christopher Dr. at the corner of Rolfe Christopher and Jim Gilligan Way on the LU campus.

“Lamar University has always been a valuable port partner and they continue to offer programs and workshops that enhance the region’s competitiveness in a constantly evolving economic landscape,” said Chris Fisher, port director and CEO of the Port of Beaumont. “Lamar's new Center for Port Management has put together a series of workshops, including the upcoming Emergency Response Planning workshop, that are essential to preparing our industry leaders and general workforce for emergency situations and will provide them with the tools needed to be resilient following a catastrophic event.”

“Knowing how to properly respond to an emergency, from a collaborative regional perspective, has the potential to save the Southeast Texas countless dollars in resources following major events like hurricanes and floods,” Fisher said.

“The idea of an ERP—2018 Hurricane Plan Review workshop came out of our mid-December workshop on Planning for the Next Disaster,” said CAPM executive director, Erik Stromberg. “Workshops such as the ERP workshop align closely with our Center’s mission to better prepare the port industry for 21st century challenges and opportunities.”

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