Spring World 2013 to Feature Special Session on Hurricane Sandy

January 18, 2013

Learn from those who experienced Hurricane Sandy and dealt with the aftermath. The storm devastated portions of the Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012. It was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles). Preliminary estimates of losses due to damage and business interruption are estimated at $65.6 billion (2012 USD), which makes it the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane right behind Hurricane Katrina (2005). At least 253 people were killed along the path of the storm in seven countries.

Regina Phelps will chair a panel of Northeastern Industry experts who will discuss their companies experience and how they planned for the storm and then coped through several dark and difficult days post storm. The special session is on March 19, Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30pm – make time to attend and learn from those who made it through the storm.

The session will include a short introduction to the storm and then the four panelists who will speak for approximately 10 minutes each. We will then have a 30-minute Q&A and dialogue with the audience.