Pew Event: Extreme Weather -- Our Nation's Response

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Join experts from NOAA, FEMA and the National Guard as they discuss the nation's response to natural disasters ranging from crippling snowstorms in the Northeast and Midwest to wildfires in the West to floods in the Southeast. The National Guard, the first responders to natural disasters, reported 2015 was their most active year and they expect more of the same in 2016.

We’ve all experienced extreme weather – just this week in fact—and scientists suggest extreme weather and climate events have increased in recent decades. NOAA predicts El Niño will have a big impact on weather and climate patterns this winter across the nation.

To learn more about this, join The Pew Charitable Trusts and experts from the National Guard, FEMA and NOAA for a discussion on trends in extreme weather over the past decade and the impact of more frequent and more complex weather events on national preparedness and how the United States responds to natural disasters. The event also will be live webcast.

WHAT:    Extreme Weather – Our Nation’s Response

WHERE:    The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004

WHEN:    Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to noon EST

Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, chief scientist at NOAA
Joseph L. Nimmich, deputy administrator with FEMA
Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, Adjutant General of the Army, South Carolina National Guard
Phyllis Cuttino, director, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate

RSVP:     Register to attend here or watch via a webcast here. Contact Michelle Blackston (mblackston(at) for more information or to schedule an interview with one of the speakers.


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