Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery
A Hurricane Simulation for Tampa Bay Small Businesses & Emergency Management Agencies
What if a Category 5 hurricane struck the Tampa Bay region?
How would the events unfold, and what would the region look like in the aftermath of the storm?
The TBRPC is proud to present Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery, a facilitated training exercise that examines critical issues and capabilities of Tampa Bay area small businesses and emergency management agencies during disaster recovery. A series of videos supplement the exercise; illustrating a simulated Category 5 hurricane hitting Tampa Bay paralleled with lessons learned and words of advice from small business owners impacted by Hurricane Michael in 2018.
In 2009, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) developed the Tampa Bay Catastrophic Plan: Project Phoenix
, a plan to address the challenges of response and recovery during a catastrophic event in the Tampa Bay area. Hurricane Phoenix, a fictitious storm, was created to simulate the effects of a worst‐case scenario in our region; a direct strike from a Category 5 hurricane. A 10-minute video
portrays the scenario using realistic weather reports and archived video footage.
Host a Training Exercise with your Small Business Community
Small business organizations and local government emergency management staff are encouraged to apply the Hurricane Phoenix scenario for educational purposes. Project Phoenix 2.0’s training materials and tools prepare trainers to develop and facilitate an exercise. These resources are designed to be easily customized for a specific audience and goals, and for a variety of in-person or virtual training events. Read more.