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2023 Local News & Meteorology Communications Summit

2023 Local News & Meteorology Communications Summit

The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Association of Broadcasters hosted the inaugural Local News and Meteorology Communications Summit bringing together top meteorologists, hurricane specialists, and communications experts to discuss collaboration and coordination on hurricane planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with a special emphasis on the enhancement of local news and meteorologist’s ability to communicate solidified messaging.

Event Materials

Dan Brown, National Hurricane Center - Impacts of the 2022 Season and Lessons Learned

Joe Witte, Recently retired: Aquent/JPL/NAS - Watches and Warnings as Risk Communication Tools

Dr. Rick Knabb, The Weather Channel - “How Do We Get Everybody Out?" Establishing & Communicating Complete Evacuation Solutions

Dr. Laura Myers, The University of Alabama - Weather Impact Psychology & Breaking Through Complacency

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