Panel Discussion 1 Defining “Vulnerability”: When One Size Fits None

Monday, 8 January 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom E (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation
Trevor Boucher, NOAA/NWSFO, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Linda Wasserman, Texas Impact, Rio Grande Valley, Weslaco, TX; Rachella Shephard, Educational Resource Center on Deafness, Austin, TX; Alyssa V. Bates, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NWS Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK and Matthew Bolton, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL

The 2018 AMS Annual Meeting Planning Sub-Committee for Vulnerable Populations will host a panel discussion, allowing members of, or advocates for, underserved communities to educate the audience on considerations for their communities and how the Weather Enterprise could serve them more effectively. Panelists representing various vulnerabilities, such as the inability to hear or see, lack English literacy, or difficulty evacuating, will talk about their experiences during severe weather events and their needs.

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