Hurricane Weather - Gene Norman - KHOU

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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.
  • Hurricane Weather - Gene Norman - KHOU

    1. 1. Hurricanes: Are You Ready? Gene Norman Chief Meteorologist KHOU-TV
    2. 3. The Record 2008 Season Video Pictures Lessons Learned
    3. 4. 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
    4. 5. 2008 Season Records 6 Landfalling Storms In A Row 3 Major Hurricanes Hit Cuba Major Hurricane Formed In 5 Consecutive Months Source: NOAA
    5. 11. MON, SEP 8
    6. 31. Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11
    7. 32. Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11 Simultaneous Web Streaming
    8. 33. Serving As A Public Utility Began Continuous 24-Hour Coverage 5 AM Thursday, Sept. 11 Simultaneous Web Streaming Updates On Mobile Web
    9. 34. 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
    10. 35. Exploring New Technology Reporters Used SKYPE Viewer Reports From Twitter Weather Call Subscriptions Hidefromthewind.org
    11. 36. 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
    12. 37. Lessons Learned Storm Surge Threat Is Poorly Communicated And Explained Saffir-Simpson Scale Should Be Re-Evaluated Stay Alert, Even After The Storm
    13. 38. 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
    14. 39. La Niña
    15. 40. El Niño
    16. 41. 2009 Forecast Average Forecast Storms Hurricanes Major 10 12 6 6 2 2 Source: Dr. Bill Gray, Col. State. Univ.
    17. 42. Are You Ready? Make A Plan Build A Kit Stay Informed
    18. 44. Living Without Power Stockpile Unrefrigerated Food Have Plenty of Bottled And Potable Water On Hand Buy A Generator – Practice Before Any Storm Arrives
    19. 45. 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?
    20. 46. 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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