Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour
Date: Saturday March 26, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba
2010 visit of C130-J at Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, PR
The Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency will again host the NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve visit to Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba on Saturday March 26, 2011 from 9 am until 3 pm, to urge residents to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. And the general public, school groups and media are invited. The Hurricane Hunter has been visiting Puerto Rico for the last 10 years.
The 2011 aircraft tour starts the previous Monday March 21 when the C130-J, its crew and personnel of the National Hurricane Center will be part of the first public tour of the week at Cabo San Lucas, then Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico on Tuesday, Grand Cayman on Wednesday, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles on Thursday and Saint Lucia Friday. Then on Saturday we will have a full day open house at Roosevelt Roads, and then will depart to Florida on Sunday March 27.
Some of the scientists the public will have the chance to meet are: the U.S. National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read; Senior Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila; Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch meteorologist Scott Strippling; Meteorologists from the National Weather Service San Juan and Air Force Reservists from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
“The 2010 season was one of the most active on record with the most significant impact occurring across the Caribbean and Latin America. The next hurricane season begins on June 1st and we want coastal residents to be ready for it,” said Read. “Lives and property are saved through awareness and preparedness.”
For more info about this event: www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110303_chat.html