The Workshop is designed to enhance the participants’ understanding of social media and emergency communication, news media and EM Communities interaction during an event. Participants will also discuss the Hurricane Irene response and recovery and the challenges faced by local Emergency Managers, County Managers and elected officials. The conference is intended to be interactive between panelists and audience; topics to be discussed will include the following:
Social Media and Emergency Communication – this panel will include both academic researchers from the university level and Emergency Management practitioners at the county level.
News Media – Emergency Management Community Interaction during an Event - This panel will include Public Information Officers from the state and local levels as well as members of local media and the National Weather Service.
Communication with Maps and Graphics – This panel will include academic researchers, the National Weather Service and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Hurricane Irene Panel – This panel will include Emergency Management practitioners from both the local and state levels as well as members of the Department of Transportation, the North Carolina National Guard, and the American Red Cross.
Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program - The Director of the National Hurricane Center, Doctor Bill Read, will discuss this and other interesting topics.
Participants: Participants should represent agencies having responsibilities during hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities. The workshop is designed to meet the needs of EM Managers, County Managers and elected officials.
Questions concerning this event may be directed to Melissa Greene, the NCEM Area 3 Coordinator (Melissa.Greene@ncdps.gov) .