Weather Emergency Preparedness

Michael Brown gave the keynote address at an annual meteorological conference. The former director of the Federal Emergency Management… read more

Michael Brown gave the keynote address at an annual meteorological conference. The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency spoke about the responsibilities of television meteorologists to the public and profession during a future national disaster, FEMA’s preparation for national disasters, and how FEMA could and should work with state agencies on preparedness. In his remarks he identified several mistakes both he and the agency made in responding to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the impact of the media on evacuation efforts, and the responsibilities of emergency management officials. Mr. Brown also talked about his new work as an emergency preparedness consultant. Following his remarks, he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close

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Program ID:
190789-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Mammoth Lakes, California, United States
First Aired:
Jan 21, 2006
Last Aired:
Jan 27, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jan 21, 2006 | 9:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 22, 2006 | 12:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 22, 2006 | 4:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 23, 2006 | 4:25am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 23, 2006 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2006 | 11:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
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