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.***
Tampa Business Emergency Council LaunchedTAMPA, 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.
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