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Thursday June 9th, 2011 :: 07:21 p.m. CDT

OEMC to Host Severe Summer Weather Awareness

June 8, 2011
Contact: Media Affairs
OEMC to Host Severe Summer Weather Awareness
Public Event on June 15
Participants include local weather experts, emergency response agencies
The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is partnering with the National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) Region V, local television meteorologists and City of Chicago officials for a Severe Summer Weather Awareness Event on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street, Sidney R. Yates Gallery.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and hear from experts as they discuss Chicago’s changing summer season, storm tracking and forecasting, severe weather emergency response activities and how to be prepared to handle extreme summer weather situations.
The event will include presentations from the National Weather Service, emergency response experts, and a panel discussion featuring local television meteorologists on critical issues ranging from climate change, emergency response coordination on
local and national levels, and much more. Panel discussion participants include Tammie Souza, Weekend Meteorologist, Fox Chicago News; Megan Glaros, Meteorologist, CBS 2 Chicago Morning News; Rick DiMaio, Aviation Meteorology Professor at Lewis University and Meteorologist at Blanket Weather; Matt Wintz,
Weather Director and Meteorologist, WYIN TV, Merrillville, Indiana; and Jim Allsopp, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service. ”This event is perfect for young people and adults interested in science and technology, environmental issues such as climate change and global warming, or emergency response, as well as anyone interested in Chicago summer weather precautions,” said José A. Santiago, OEMC Executive Director. The Severe Summer Weather Awareness Event is open to the general public and is
free of charge.
For more information please call the OEMC Media Affairs division at 312-746-9454,
or visit
Updates will also be provided on the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and
Communications Facebook page.
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