National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Still have that stash of duct tape and DD batteries you hoarded from Home Depot right before Rita/Texodus? Well, time to dig them out and dust them off because May 21-27 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. yipee.

Also, the Houston/Galvestion National Weather Service Office is hosting a 2006 Hurricane Workshop titled Katrina and Rita: Lessons Learned for the Next Time.

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This workshop will consist of a main session with several keynote speakers along with numerous breakout sessions that will cover the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Other hurricane related topics will also be covered. A vendor area will also be available for companies involved in hurricane preparedness and hurricane protection.

Stacy Stewart, a hurricane specialist with the National Hurricane Center, will be the workshop’s featured speaker. Mr. Stewart will talk about the active 2005 season and discuss some of the meteorological reasons that the United States had so many landfalling tropical storms and hurricanes. Mr. Stewart will also offer some projections on the 2006 Hurricane Season and what we can expect for the Atlantic Basin.

For more information, view their full schedule of 2006 Houston/Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meetings.

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