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Water Sector Natural Disaster Threat Briefing – Forecast and Resources for 2024 Hurricane Season Preparedness

Wednesday, May 15, 2024; 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

On May 15 at 2 pm ET, WaterISAC will convene the next event in its quarterly Water Sector Natural Disaster Threat Briefings. For this briefing, with the start of the official hurricane season quickly approaching, WaterISAC will provide important information, including a detailed seasonal forecast, and discuss key resources to help water and wastewater utilities increase their level of preparedness for these hazards.

The briefing will begin with a hurricane season forecast from Dr. Ryan Truchelut, Co-founder, President, and Chief Meteorologist of WeatherTiger, which specializes in hurricane forecasting. WeatherTiger issued its first outlook for the 2024 season last month (covered by WaterISAC here), making it among the earliest organizations to have provided a forecast. WeatherTiger expects an active season this year given conditions so far, which should help spur water and wastewater utilities, other critical infrastructure, and communities in hurricane prone areas to start preparing now. To help with these efforts, WaterISAC staff will identify resources water and wastewater utilities should be aware of to assist with mitigation, response, and recovery. These include sources of hurricane forecasts and monitoring, checklists and guides to help prepare utilities and personnel, and partners to connect with to help facilitate effective response and recovery.

WaterISAC members only.

Register any time. No need to cancel if you can’t attend.