In preparation for extreme summer weather (e.g., hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, extreme heat, etc.) with the potential to impact critical energy infrastructure, NASEO, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response hosted a 2020 Severe Summer Weather Outlook Webinar on Friday, May 29, 2020, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT.
The webinar provided an outlook on anticipated summer weather, assessed natural hazard levels and specific infrastructure vulnerabilities, reviewed lessons learned from previous summertime energy emergencies, and identified available resources that states can use to in preparing for and responding to energy emergencies.
Dr. Gerry Bell, lead for the Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Outlook, who discussed NOAA's predictions - Presentation
Bryan Henry, from the National Interagency Fire Center's Predictive Services, who discussed the most recent seasonal fire assessment and outlook - Presentation
Angela Copple, EMAC Program Director from the National Emergency Management Association, who discussed summer Emergency Management Assistance Compact operations and COVID-19 considerations - Presentation
Kate Marks, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), who discussed CESER's energy emergency preparedness and response activites - Presentation
NASEO Contact: Campbell Delahoyde (firstname.lastname@example.org)