Lessons from Superstorm Sandy: What Should We Do Differently Before The Next Big One? [Free Webinar]

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Hurricane Sandy. Image: NASA

In response to the tremendous impact of hurricane Sandy in October, next week ImpactWeather will host a free webinar to address some of the most important aspects of the storm as well as key elements and the vital importance of preparation. Here’s the invitation or you can go ahead and register here.

Doesn’t it seem ever more frequent that we are bracing for the “big one”?  Meteorologists admit that the rapidity with which devastating weather events recur is certainly on the increase.  New Orleans had Katrina.  Texas had Ike.  This fall brought Sandy to the east coast, only one year after Hurricane Irene caused over $15 billion in damage to the same area.  For professionals who focus on preparedness, the take-away lessons from each event are of paramount importance.  Being prepared involves more than just having a plan; it means accessing the best data and making decisions related to assets worth millions and personnel that are priceless.

This webinar will examine:

• The meaning of Prepared…..”I think I am, but how do I really know?”
• What we know now that we didn’t before
• The use of objective weather guidance data to avoid business disruption
• The essentials and necessity of effective response with increased frequency of severe weather events

Speaker Bio: Ed Schlichtenmyer is the Business Continuity Programs Manager at ImpactWeather. A veteran of a wide variety of disruption responses, Ed assists ImpactWeather clients in readiness activities that include planning, preparing, responding and recovering. He served on both the Working Group and the Technical Committee for developing the ASIS Organizational Resiliency Maturity Model and has sat on ACP’s National Leadership Conference Committee. He is currently the President of the South Texas Chapter of ACP.

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