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  • Quick sketch of my background. Used to be in Houston in the late 90s, went to Atlanta, then returned last year as Dr. Neil Frank retired. KHOU – the Belo-owned CBS affiliate has a strong reputation in the community. Very well organized management team, seasoned reporters.

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  • Hurricanes: Are You Ready? Gene Norman Chief Meteorologist KHOU-TV
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  • The Record 2008 Season Video Pictures Lessons Learned
  • 2008 Season Average Forecast Actual Storms Hurricanes Major 10 12-16 16 6 6-9 8 2 2-5 5 Source: NOAA 2008 Season Recap
  • 2008 Season Records 6 Landfalling Storms In A Row 3 Major Hurricanes Hit Cuba Major Hurricane Formed In 5 Consecutive Months Source: NOAA
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  • Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11
  • Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11 Simultaneous Web Streaming
  • Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11 Simultaneous Web Streaming Updates On Mobile Web
  • Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11 Simultaneous Web Streaming Updates On Mobile Web Simulcast: 4 Local FM Stations, TX Cable Network, XM, Direct TV
  • Exploring New Technology Reporters Used SKYPE Viewer Reports From Twitter Weather Call Subscriptions Hidefromthewind.org
  • Coverage Highlights On The Air For 91 Consecutive Hours 19 Hours/Day The Next Week 3-Hour Live Town Hall Show, A Week After The Storm Spirit Of Texas Relief Drive
  • Lessons Learned Storm Surge Threat Is Poorly Communicated And Explained Saffir-Simpson Scale Should Be Re-Evaluated Stay Alert, Even After The Storm
  • Lessons Learned The Public And Businesses Are Not Prepared For Extended Power Outages Each Hurricane Poses A Different Threat Houstonians Know How To Pull Together In A Crisis
  • La Niña
  • El Niño
  • 2009 Forecast Average Forecast Storms Hurricanes Major 10 12 6 6 2 2 Source: Dr. Bill Gray, Col. State. Univ.
  • Are You Ready? Make A Plan Build A Kit Stay Informed
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  • Living Without Power Stockpile Unrefrigerated Food Have Plenty of Bottled And Potable Water On Hand Buy A Generator – Practice Before Any Storm Arrives
  • Living Without Power Consider The Needs Of Your Family Based On Age Will You Have Necessary Medicine And Cash? How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
  • If You Leave Document Valuables And Necessary Paperwork Be Prepared To Be Away From Home For 3-5 Days What Is Your Plan For Your Pet?
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