National tornado summit in OKC


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Updated: 3/11/2013 5:17 pm Published: 3/08/2013 3:38 pm


The 2nd annual National Tornado Summit is in Oklahoma City from March 10th through the 12th.

"Since severe weather impacts everyone, this summit is for everyone," said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. "While the experts can learn valuable lessons about preparedness and response, those merely fascinated by severe weather can get an inside look at storm prediction and response and how it affects them. They'll also learn how to protect their families"

For the first time, the National Tornado Summit will also include the National Severe Weather Workshop. The breakout sessions, organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will focus on crisis communication, emergency response analysis, significant weather events of 2012, tornado ratings and how social media impacts the effectiveness of severe weather watches and warnings.

"Teaming up with the Tornado Summit seems like a natural fit for the National Severe Weather Workshop," said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist for the NOAA SPC and NSWW chair. "We look forward to a great event."

"The National Severe Weather Workshop is a tremendous addition to the National Tornado Summit," said John Wiscaver, National Tornado Summit Committee Co-Chair. "The workshop has a great reputation for excellence and we're delighted to include it in this year's summit. You add that to the emergency management and insurance experts, and this event really encompasses every aspect of tornado safety, awareness, response and recovery."

For more information, or to register online, visit www.tornadosummit.org <


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