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Virtual Town Hall 5/21: Hurricane Preparedness in the Wake of COVID-19


When?: 5/21/2020, 1 PM - 2:30 PM ET
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Hurricane Preparedness in the Wake of COVID-19, Virtual Town Hall is co-sponsored by EDEN and eXtension, in collaboration with Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC). 

Having a shared space to discuss ideas,  best practices, and network is invaluable. The goal of this virtual event is to highlight the work cooperative extension is doing, while also receiving valuable insight on the resources and programs available both internally and externally to CES. Several organizations and agencies have been invited to participate in the virtual town hall, including: LA Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), FEMA, USDA, etc.  


Krystle J. Allen, Extension Associate, Emergency Preparedness and Special Programs, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC) 

Angie Lindsey, Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, University of Florida

Mike Yoder, Assoc. Director & State Program Leader, 4-H; Coordinator: Emergency Programs, 4-H Youth Development, North Carolina State University

Tom Ball, Extension Associate, Disaster Response Expert, Extension Center for Government and Community Development, Mississippi State University.

Kimberly J. Davis, Extension Agent, Disaster and Safety Education Coordinator, Family, Youth and Community Program, Florida A&M University

Gena Laterhs, Planning Branch Manager, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Management Preparedness Section, Louisiana 

Robyn S. Wilson, Professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University

FEMA-To be determined

USDA-To be determined

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