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Posts tagged news
Severe weather is expected in multiple areas across the country (Midwest, Plain States). Weather.com map is above
On March 24, the Wilberforce University-NNSA team hosted the 2012 Facing the Expected workshop. Starting at roughly 9am, five speakers talked about disaster preparedness in detail.
Director Lisa D’Allensandris (Clark County Emergency Management Agency) spoke about the critical nature of preparedness. Ms. Catherine Reed (of Dayton Red Cross) taught the fundamentals of kit preparation and disaster planning. Mr. Randy Hormann (of Campus Fire Safety) went into detail about home hazards. Dr. Adeji Badiru (of AFIT) explained how human factors effected emergency communications, and our own Dr. Kera Watkins introduced our disaster planning software, WILBER.
We want to extend a special thanks to everyone involved with the workshop. Gamma Phi Delta and Black Women United volunteered and donated food. Our NNSA scholars also helped run the workshop. The National Center for Medical Readiness and the Dayton Red Cross provided information booths during lunch (sponsored by McDonald’s of N. Detriot St., Xenia, Ohio). The workshop was success due to the collaborative efforts of these groups and our own staff. Again, Thanks for your help and participation!
Severe weather is very likely for Central Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and other parts of the central USA today (3/19/2012). Pay attention to weather alerts during the day since severe weather can intensify unexpectedly. A similar pattern is likely to repeat tomorrow.
Flood warnings declared as 12+ inches of rain soak southern Louisiana:http://ow.ly/1IlY3F
Latest map regarding today’s severe weather. The worst of the storm will be in TN & KY according to forecasters.
Severe weather expected again tomorrow for parts of the Midwest and South USA: http://ow.ly/9ovyU
Tornado watches now active in: West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Ohio, and Kentucky: http://ow.ly/9n48J
Tropical Storm Washi causes flooding and mudslides after dropping 8 in of rain. Phillipines army in rescue mode with over 20,000 troops deployed: http://ow.ly/82u21