If you get a chance tomorrow, please connect to the Road to Ready Internet Radio Show, hosted by Rick Tobin. This week’s topic is: Evacuation. This particular show will explore the challenges of evacuation when a threat requires people to move out of harms way. As noted by Tobin, evacuation is truly one of the most difficult challenges for both the public and the officials responsible for public safety. The special guest tomorrow is Sharon Nalls, CEM, Assistant Director/Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management. Sharon has been in her position since 2003, and being in the Houston area for much of her career, she has been very much involved in planning and response activities related to hurricanes and other disasters.
I have known Sharon for several years. She is not only an extremely competent Emergency Manager, but also very caring and compassionate. Sharon not only understands the “big picture,” she has the ability to communicate her views very succinctly and in a very professional manner. Sharon is on the top of my list when I need sage advice when dealing with problems and challenges. Currently, Sharon is serving as the President of the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT).
To listen to the Road to Ready Show on Friday, March 13th, at 3:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME simply access the show at www.ricktobin.com/roadtoready/ .