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Our Q&A Session with David Gold of WDT: Plan and Prepare for 2015 Severe Weather

The harmful effects of severe weather can be felt each year.  Dangerous weather events such as tornadoes, lightning, hail and flash flooding threaten lives and destroy property, especially when they are unexpected.  Companies, hospitals, and public safety departments alike cannot take a chance when it comes to weather preparedness – there has to be a plan in place in order to successfully handle challenges that come with dangerous weather.  An effective severe weather preparedness plan allows for timely resident displacement, systematic response efforts, and a faster restoration and recovery time.


Recently, we hosted a webinar, 2015 Severe Weather Predictions: Planning and Preparing for What’s Ahead with WDT, focused on the very subject of extreme weather patterns for 2015 and predictions that can help shape a well-coordinated emergency preparedness plan. David Gold, Senior Scientist for WDT took us through some important severe weather statistics, potential hazards that might affect the country and predictions on what’s in store for specific regions across the country.  Also highlighted in the webinar was the long-range weather forecast, real-life severe weather case studies and weather communication best practices.  Below are some video clips covering some of the pertinent parts of the webinar.


In the video below, we asked David, about the El Nino summer wind patterns and what they mean for the 2015 hurricane season:



We also asked about what we can expect in terms of weather patterns as a whole this year:



Lastly, can David make a prediction of land falling hurricanes that might have an impact on life and property?



If you’re interested in learning more about severe weather predictions for 2015 including El Nino summer wind patterns, thunderstorms and potential hurricanes, and the steps your organization can take in preparation, watch the webinar replay here.