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Revised Hurricane Conference Agenda For 09 Annual Hurricane Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI

0830 -0900 Registration

0900 – 0915 Welcoming Remarks – Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Major General Robert Bray, Executive Director J. David Smith

0915 – 0940 Keynote Speaker – Marty Bahamonde, FEMA

0940 – 0955 Hurricane Forecast - Matt Belk, NWS

0955-1005 Governor Donald Carcieri

1005 – 1025 Long Term Community Recovery - Ivy Frances, Chief, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch FEMA Region I Mitigation Division

1025 – 1035 Break and Vendor Booth Visits

1035 – 1045 RING Role in Recovery - Brigadier General Brian Goodwin

1045 – 1110 Lowe’s Response to Hurricanes in Support of Communities – Henry Verducci, Store Manager; Jeff Studley, Store Manager; Glenn McGrath, District Manager

1110 – 1135 Special Needs - Bruce McFarlane, EAD; Kate McCarthy-Barnett, DOH

1135 – 1200 Social Media - Kerri Hicks, University of Rhode Island

1200 – 1305 Lunch

1305 – 1330 Public Assistance Process Overview - Jean McDonough, Emergency Management Program Specialist, FEMA Region I

1330 - 1355 Debris Operations - Ken Graham, Project Manager, Phillips & Jordan

1355 – 1405 Marine Transportation Post Storm Recovery - Kevin Blount, Marine Transportation Recovery Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard

1405 – 1425 Recovery Partnerships with the Insurance Sector - Joe Cournoyer, RIEMA; Darren Delaney, RISP; Paula Pallozzi, RI Department of Business Regulation

1425 – 1440 Break and Vendor Booth Visits

1445 – 1455 Army Corps of Engineers Presentation – Michelle Burnett, RIEMA

1455 – 1515 RI USAR Support During Recovery Operations – Bill McKenna, RI USAR Task Force Leader; David Grandpre, RIUSAR Structural Specialist; John Cagno, RIUSAR Rescue Operations Manager

1515 – 1545 Roundtable Discussion

1545 – 1600 Closing Remarks

Related links

Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 06-17-2009

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