TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2018 National Disaster Resilience Conference (NDRC18) today announced a new agenda addition entitled, In Michael's Wake: A Dialogue with the National Hurricane Center Directors.
This wide-ranging dialogue with current and former National Hurricane Center (NHC) Directors Kenneth Graham, Dr. Rick Knabb, Bill Read, and Max Mayfield will address the following questions and more: Are we entering a new era of increased hurricane activity? Are storms like Michael, Florence, Maria, Irma, and Harvey a frightening new normal? What can be done to change the "ride it out" mentality? What keeps the directors up at night? Former CNN correspondent and FLASH Board Advisor John Zarrella will lead the timely discussion with these leaders.
"The NHC Directors bring a breadth of experience and unparalleled perspective to this year's conference and continue our legacy of convening the best minds in the disaster safety and resilience movement," said FLASH President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson. "Maintaining focus on science, policy, and practice will allow us to drive change and improve how we confront disasters of all kinds."
This year's lineup of NDRC presenters and panelists includes Leslie Chapman-Henderson, FLASH President and CEO; Dr. Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator, Resilience, FEMA; National Weatherperson of the Year Ada Monzón, Meteorologist, CBM - WIPR-TV; Dr. Karthik Ramanathan, Assistant Vice President & Principal Engineer, Research & Modeling, AIR Worldwide; Lt. Col. Kaitlyn Woods, Hurricane Hunter - Chief Meteorologist, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, USAF; Roy E. Wright, President & Chief Executive Officer, IBHS; and many more.
NDRC18 attendees will hear from BASF Corporation, FEMA, Florida International University, IBHS, International Code Council, James Cook University of Australia, Lightning Protection Institute, MIT, NOAA, Portland Cement Association, Southern California Earthquake Center, Smart Home America, State Farm, The Weather Channel, University of Florida, University of Notre Dame, USAA, and Verisk. Click here for the full lineup.
NDRC18 is proud to announce that the International Code Council (ICC) is serving as the Titanium Sponsor, and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsors will join ICC as well as Gold Sponsors BASF Corporation and USAA; Silver Sponsors, ISO, National Wildlife Federation, and Portland Cement Association; Bronze Sponsors National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification and Smart Vent; and General Sponsors Comfort Block and Enterprise Community Partners.
NDRC18 is presented by the FLASH Partnership and "Presenting Partners," including the American Meteorological Society, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Central United States Earthquake Consortium, National Fire Protection Association, National Storm Shelter Association, National Weather Association, and Southern California Earthquake Center.
Make plans today to join the nation's foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement at NDRC18 in Clearwater Beach, FL by clicking here. For more information or questions, contact Zoe LaPointe at [email protected].
The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH partnership includes more than 100 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation including: BASF Corporation, FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie, State Farm, and USAA. In 2008, FLASH, and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org, calling toll-free (877) 221- SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter, on Facebook.com/federalalliance, and the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.
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