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June 26th - 11:30-1:30

Topic:                 Hurricane Michael - Lesson's learned

Presenter:         Daniel Noah, National Weather Service -Tampa Bay Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Location:           Tampa Emergency Operations Center, GTE Financial Building ,711 E Henderson Ave, Tampa, FL, 33602


Daniel Noah will be discussing business continuity before, during, and after a hurricane requires understanding the risk and making appropriate decisions in advance of the threat. This discussion will cover the following topics: 

  • Alter misconceptions of hurricane risk based on previous experience
  • An explanation of what the hurricane forecast cone really means
  • Understanding what the Storm Surge Flooding Potential Map is showing and how to make decisions based on the map
  • When will the tropical storm force winds arrive based on risk tolerance
  • A one-stop shop to find hurricane decision making information on the Internet
  • Surviving the aftermath of a hurricane
  • National Weather Service resources to encourage employees to prepare

A better understanding of the risk combined with better decision making will help a business to respond and recover from threats that cannot be controlled or mitigated.

Daniel Noah has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 30 years and has been the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Tampa Bay office for 17 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University Of North Dakota where he worked on research involving aircraft icing and micro-bursts. Dan has forecast tornadoes in Wisconsin, blizzards and 46 below temperatures in North Dakota, and currently enjoys tropical meteorology here in Florida. Because of his cold weather experience, Dan and Janet (his wife of 31 years) have vowed never to live north of Florida’s Interstate 4.

Dan has experienced the aftermath of hurricanes, most recently during a damage survey in the Florida Panhandle after 2018 Hurricane Michael. He has been a member of the Florida Governor`s Hurricane Conference Program Committee since 2006 where he works to organize and teach training and workshops to educate others about the impacts of hurricanes and to promote changes to NWS hurricane products and services.


***This month’s meeting will include an offsite visit to the Tampa Emergency Operations Center, located in the GTE Financial Building. When you arrive, the guard will buzz you through the gate and direct you where to park. Please sign in upon entering the building. A tour of the facility will be available to those who would like to attend following the presentation.***


Important Announcement

Tampa Business Emergency Council Launched

TAMPA, FL, (October 15, 2018) — Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator, announced the formation of the Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC). The mission of TBEC is to act as a liaison between the Tampa Bay business community and the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Center and to function as an advisory council.
TBEC has been developed through a collaborative effort of the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management, The Greater Tampa Bay Association of Continuity Professionals, the Tampa Office of Growth Management and Development Services, and the Hillsborough County Office of Economic Development. Its development came in answer to a need for improved communication and information between the City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay area businesses during times of crisis.
The vision of TBEC is to ensure small, medium and large businesses are represented and connected to emergency support services prior to, during, and after a crisis in order to maintain a resilient Tampa Bay.  
TBEC will represent the Tampa Bay business community within the Emergency Operations Center. It will provide a framework that is predictable and repeatable which will result in effective communication during times of disruption. It will also provide training, awareness, and preparedness campaigns during peacetime to ensure businesses understand what types of support are available and how to request them.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome TBEC as an established partner of Tampa’s EOC. Our business community will be critical to the success of the city’s recovery effort, post-disaster.” said Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator.
“It is anticipated that with the involvement of the small, medium, and large Tampa Bay area businesses, TBEC will serve to better provide member businesses with critical information during times of crisis, and to provide a forum for the business community to make proactive planning recommendations to the City of Tampa Emergency Management. The net outcome will result in improved decision making and planning before, during, and after crisis events.” said Steve Elliot, newly-elected President of the Tampa Business Emergency Council.
For more information on TBEC or to lend your support by becoming a member business, please contact Steve Elliot (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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