First Annual Hurricane Workshop Summary
Long, Patrick; Smith, Catherine; Montz, Burrell Elizabeth; Sprayberry, Mike; Wilson, Ken; Kruse, Jamie; Allen, Thomas Richard; Kain, Donna
During the week that coastal communities turned their attention to hurricane preparedness, the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in partnership with the East Carolina University's Center for Natural Hazards Research and the Renaissance Computing Institute Engagement Center at ECU (RENCI at ECU) held a Hurricane Workshop for Emergency Managers. About 100 emergency management personnel, ECU faculty, National Weather Service meteorologists, and emergency technology specialists from Renci attended the May 26, 2010, workshop at The Murphy Center at ECU in Greenville. The workshop provided participants with information about the technological improvements in hurricane forecasting, response, and decision-making. Sessions focused on meteorology, Hurrivac software, evacuation and sheltering and recovery.