May 2013 Oklahoma Tornado Outbreaks: Science, Service, Communication, Preparedness, Mitigation and Resiliency

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Georgia Ballroom 1 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2013
Moderators:  Doyle Rice, Weather Editor, USA Today, McLean, VA and Andrew Freedman, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
Panelists:  Russell Schneider, Director, NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK; Roger Wakimoto, Geosciences Directorate, NSF, Arlington, VA; Mike Bettes, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA; Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Irving, TX; David L. Andra Jr., NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office, Norman, OK and David O. Prevatt, Civil & Coastal Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Cochairs:  Michael Ferrari, Coca Cola, Bethlehem, PA and Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS, Glasgow, MT
This session will be moderated by Doyle Rice from USA Today, and Andrew Freedman from Climate Central, asking our invited guest panelists questions regarding the significant tornado events that impacted Oklahoma in May 2013. The questions will focus on the following topics relevant to the 2013 Annual AMS theme: -User driven impact-based forecasts/warnings -Integration of social and natural sciences into services -Service delivery across the weather enterprise -Community planning and impacts mitigation The audience will have a chance to interact and ask questions with the moderators and panel speakers.