Exercise Benefits / Facts
The Florida Community Bank undertook an effort to develop, conduct and evaluate a disaster exercise entitled “Hurricane Dough – A Storm Response Tabletop Exercise”.
During the exercise the team at each of the bank’s locations had the opportunity to work together as a unified disaster response team. Each team worked through the various activities associated with preparing for, and responding to a category two hurricane striking their community.
It is late July and local citizens have been complacent in their hurricane preparedness activities because this year’s hurricane season has not even seen its first tropical storm. Families are making their last minute plans for their summer vacations while local business owners and government agencies are thinking that the hurricane season could be very inconsequential. However weather forecasters are predicting a major change in the atmosphere that could see a sharp increase in the number and severity of hurricanes within the next few weeks.
By early August residents, business owners and government officials begin to follow the projected path of the season’s first tropical storm. Soon the storm strengthens into a hurricane as it continues its forward movement.
The Hurricane Dough Tabletop Exercise was held on September 8, 2011, at the Florida Community Bank branch locations throughout Central / South Florida.