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Special Session: Hurricane Sandy – Learn From Those Who Made It Through The Storm

Tuesday March 19 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Presented by Regina Phelps, EMSS

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Hurricane Sandy or how it is now known, Superstorm Sandy devastated portions of the Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012. It was the tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season initially a Category 2 storm at its peak and then fell off to a Category 1 storm before making landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was however a monster – the storm became 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.

There were many dramatic images of the damage in lower Manhattan and New Jersey. How did businesses cope and survive? What are some of the lessons that we can take from their experiences to make our plans, teams and processes more robust and more responsive? Attend this end-of-day panel discussion that peels back the effects of Sandy on business and what they did to manage through those challenging days.

Join Regina Phelps as she chairs a panel of Northeastern Industry experts. Discussions will include their company’s pre storm experience to how they coped through several dark and difficult days post storm. You’ll want to make time to attend and learn from those who made it through “Superstorm Sandy.”

Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA, president, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field.