Partnerships, A NWS Perspective Michael Emlaw Meteorologist in Charge Charleston, SC Overview Outreach/Planning Data Collection Prior to and During an Event Post Event Future Possibilities Outreach/Planning Emergency Management Community StormReady Hurricane Task Force Hurricane Awareness Tour Media Outlets NOAA Weather Radio Promotion Hurricane Awareness Tour Sea Grant Rip Current Awareness College of Charleston Storm Surge Visualization Project Data Collection Pilot Boats Provide NWS with sea height, and wind speed and direction Host downtown Charleston NWS observation Emergency Managemet, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue Provide NWS with rip currents information State Parks/Life Guards Host Edisto Beach, SC NWS observation Provide NWS with rip current information Data Collection…cont Naval Weapons Station Supplemental weather station on Lake Moultrie and others weather stations on the web Host NWS supplemental observation Santee Cooper Host Pineville, SC NWS observation Working on a new NWS site on property near Lake Moultrie Department of Transportation Provide NWS with wind speed and gusts on top of bridges. Interstate Web cameras Data Collection…cont Media Supplemental weather stations available on the web Web cameras Ports Authority Provide wind speed and gusts on the top of cranes Ferry Boats/Water Taxi Provide wind and wave information upon request South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Climate Reference Observation Station near McClellanville, SC Data Collection…cont University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina – Wilmington Development and maintenance of Carolinas Coast Web page US Department of Agriculture Host Ravenel, SC NWS observation Prior to and During an Event State Emergency Management Community Lead state conference calls Relay evacuation information to NWS Tropical Storm template/graphics (“Best product NWS provides” from GA regional EM) Prior to and During an Event…cont County Emergency Management Community (including law enforcement, fire, and rescue) State conference calls Participate in NWS office led conference calls Relay public perception of the threat to the NWS Relay evacuation information to NWS Tropical Storm template/graphics Relay critical information to the NWS Prior to and During an Event…cont Media Allow NWS to have direct contact with viewers via interviews Participate in NWS office led conference calls Relay critical information to NWS, including live shots State Parks/Life Guards Onset, magnitude, and duration of coastal flooding Amateur Radio/SKYWARN Relay critical information to NWS Post Event Emergency Management Community Assist NWS in Post event damage surveys and assessments Feedback on the service provided Media Assist NWS by Providing images of damage Feedback on the service provided Possible Future Partnerships Additional StormReady Communities and StormReady Supporters IMET support for post-storm activities Chat rooms/interactive web meetings prior to and during an event. The End!
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