The 2009 National Hurricane Conference, the nation\’s forum for education and professional training in hurricane preparedness, is slated for April 6-10 at the Austin Convention Center. The event will feature workshops, training sessions, exhibits and an awards banquet. Nearly two-dozen emergency response agencies and organizations will participate and provide a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve emergency management as it relates to hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to save lives. Attendees will discuss lessons learned from previous hurricanes, hear information on state-of-the-art programs, hear about new ideas being tested or considered and receive information from assistance programs.
This is a great opportunity for Texas Emergency Managers to visit the Conference. Normally, the conference is held in New Orleans or Orlando, and it is rarely hosted in Texas. The Hurricane Conference Web site is at http://www.hurricanemeeting.com/