WFO Lubbock Participates in an Emergency Preparedness Seminar for Faith-based Communities

20 September 2007

 
Forecaster Jody james helps a visitor at the NWS Booth
 
  Jody James speaks with seminary attendee in front of NWS Display at Emergency Preparedness for Faith Based Communities Seminar in Lubbock on September 20, 2007.  

This first of its kind seminar was specifically designed for church and other faith based organizations. Approximately 100 people were in attendance at this event organized by the Lubbock County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and hosted by Turning Point Community Church.

The goal of the seminar was to coordinate and organize emergency response efforts, region-wide for all faith based organizations in preparing for an emergency. Topics included: Overview of Response Effort, Lessons from Katrina/Rita, What to Expect the First 72 Hours, and Disaster Team Organization. Jody James, Shawn Ellis, and Ken Widelski worked at the NWS Lubbock display, and handed out literature to many of the seminar participants. Approximately 100 people were in attendance from the Lubbock faith community, and at least half that many stopped by the NWS booth.

  Picture of the Seminar Audience  
  Picture of seminar audience at Emergency Preparedness for Faith Based Communities Seminar in Lubbock on September 20, 2007 at Turning Point Community Church. The Honorable Tom Head, Lubbock County Judge, is speaking about Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response Effort and how faith based organizations can be involved.  

 



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