severe weather conference at Triton College in River Grove

Posted: March 17, 2010 in 1

“In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds.”
Louis Pasteur

This Winter and Spring Fox Chicago has been busy working with the National Weather Service, local emergency managers, storm spotters and weather enthusiasts to prepare for severe weather in Chicago.  Along with our Fox Chicago Weather Education Days (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/subindex/weather/weather_ed) we also work in tandem with local communities and agencies to make sure we are all prepared for dangerous storms that could affect Chicago.

Cook County Emergency Managers Severe Weather Summit happened for the first time ever on  on March 13, 2010 (http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalEntityHomeAction.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@2106226752.1268180571@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccadejlehljdfcefecelldffhdfhk.0&entityName=Emergency+Communications&entityNameEnumValue=12&topChannelName=Dept)

Deputy Director Robert D. King of the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) invited Chief Meteorologist Amy Freeze to attend their severe weather conference at Triton College in River Grove. The audience for this event was of 1st Responders Police, Fire/EMS, Emergency Management, Public Works & Public Health, elected officials, and the general public.  Amy spoke  on the media’s role in severe weather coverage. There were presentations from METRA, NICOR, the Chicago Bomb Squad and the National Weather Service.

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