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2018 Hurricane Preparedness Webinars

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Online, Everywhere, MA 01702


The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service, and the National Hurricane Center, is pleased to announce two offerings of the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Webinar to assist emergency management and public safety partners in preparing for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

This 90 minute interactive presentation will focus on National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center decision support products and services and discuss state and federal hurricane planning and preparedness efforts.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Local, State, and Federal Emergency Management and Public Safety Officials Across the Commonwealth.

This webinar will be offered twice:

SESSION 1: TUESDAY, MAY 29, 1:00PM –3:00PM TRS Registration Link
SESSION 2: WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 10:0AM –12:00PM TRS Registration Link

How to Register:         All participants must pre-register. To register, please click on the session (above) you plan to attend or by using the following link

Instructions on how to join the webinar will be emailed to you the week before the event.

For more information contact David Bryant:




  1. Welcoming Remarks and Overview of Webinar

Kurt Schwartz, Director - Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

  1. Southern New England Tropical Cyclone Climatology and Threats

Matthew Belk, Senior Forecaster - National Weather Service, Boston

  1. Recent Changes to NHC Products and Their Success During the 2017 Hurricane Season

Daniel Brown, Senior Hurricane Specialist - National Hurricane Center

Michael Brennan, Ph.D., Branch Chief - National Hurricane Center

  1. Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty

Paul A. Morey, Hurricane Program Manager – Federal Emergency Management Agency

  1. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency – Preparedness Updates

Kurt Schwartz, Director, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


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