Being Prepared

Port Executive Director Craig Romero discusses hurricane preparedness plans with Prescott Marshall, Iberia Parish Emergency Preparedness Director.

Hurricanes and severe storms are all too familiar to the Port of Iberia. Being prepared is key to minimize property damage, personal injury and loss of valuable productive time for businesses at the port.  Craig Romero said, “We are vigilant in preparing for any storm that may affect the Port of Iberia and the well-being of our businesses.  We implement our Emergency Preparedness Plan and communicate with federal, state and local officials before, during and after a storm.”  Romero stays in constant contact with Iberia Parish Emergency Preparedness Director, Prescott Marshall and also sends all notifications from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to port tenants in preparation and recovery.  “After the storm passes our first priority is getting port businesses back up and running as soon as possible.  Facilities that have been built at the Port of Iberia in the last 10 to 15 years have installed overhead electrical components to minimize damage from potential flooding.”