COVID-19's Impact on Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering
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Predictions of an active hurricane season—which began on June 1 and runs through November 30—have tragically come to fruition, with nine named storms already. Emergency managers are increasingly concerned about when and where to call for evacuations if a major storm hits. COVID-19 cases are still rising, and quickly in a handful of hurricane-prone states. Promoting social distancing safeguards, securing needed personal protective equipment and supplies, and minimizing public confusion are top-of-mind considerations. Join us for a webcast with Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) and former FEMA Administrator Brock Long to explore these pressing concerns. Recently tested by Hurricane Isaias, the current emergency managers of Florida and North Carolina will also share their efforts to update protocols, plans, and guidance for safe sheltering and evacuation.
Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI)
Executive Chairman, Hagerty Consulting; Former FEMA Administrator
Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM; Former Florida Director of Emergency Management
Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management; Former Florida State Representative
Director, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
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