LSU to host hurricane conference
NOAA and Louisiana State University will host the first-ever Central Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Conference on March 16-17, 2010 in Baton Rouge.
The meeting will bring together 300-500 experts and officials from all levels - including federal and state emergency managers, local public safety personnel, forecasters, university officials - to discuss key issues of concern prior to the June 1 start of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.
Discussion topics will include hurricane preparedness, forecasting of storms and hurricanes, coastal inundation and storm surge models.
The conference will also highlight new products and resources that NOAA and Louisiana State University will implement for the upcoming hurricane season.
Members of the media are invited to participate in all aspects of the conference, including a special discussion, "Communication during a Hurricane Emergency," on Wednesday, March 17.