Severe Storms And Reducing Their Impact On Communities

June 29, 2005

253 SR
On Wednesday June 29, 2005, at 2:30 p.m., in room 253 of the Russell Building, the Senate Commerce Committee's Disaster Prevention and Predication Subcommittee will hold a hearing on how effectively the National Weather Service is at predicting the impact of severe storms and what can be done to increase their accuracy. Additionally the committee will receive testimony from the private sector and state and local officials on how communities and individuals can improve the resistance of built infrastructure to natural disasters triggered by severe storms. Witnesses will be announced when available.
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Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Abby Sallenger

    USGS Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies
  • Mr. Dennis McCarthy

    Director of Climate, Water and Weather Services
    National Weather Service
  • Mr. Max Mayfield

    National Hurricane Center

Witness Panel 2

  • Dr. Tim Reinhold

    Vice President for Engineering
    Institute for Business and Home Safety
  • Mr. Bill Walsh

    Director of Meteorology and Chief Metereologist
    WCSC Live 5 News
  • Dr. Marc L. Levitan

    Louisiana State University Hurricane Center
  • Mr. Doug Ahlberg

    Lancaster County Emergency Management