Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746-5512
United States

Event Details

The annual Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum is a one-day event that offers presentations on hurricane preparedness and response, mutual aid, FEMA, and other disaster and emergency response related issues, as well as opportunities for Florida public power utilities to share best practices and lessons learned from each other.

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Safety Protocols

The FMEA Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum will be a high quality, in-person forum. Member, staff, and attendee safety is of the utmost importance to FMEA. FMEA is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on in-person events and plans to conduct our conference with the health and safety of all attendees in mind.

Who attends this event?
Utility Directors Mutual Aid Coordinators
T&D Managers & Supervisors Engineers
Lineworkers & Lineworker Foreman Safety Managers & Officers
Customer Service Managers & Representatives Key Account Managers & Representatives
Communication Managers & Specialists Community Outreach Coordinators
FMEA Continuing Education Program

There are 4.5 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available for attending this FMEA event.

Attendee Registration
FMEA Municipal Member $80
FMEA Associate Member $160*

*A limited number of Associate member seats are available!
Non-Member Registration is only open to FMEA members.

For More Information:

Elizabeth Bendele
Elizabeth Bendele
Manager of Member Services & Programs FMEA (850)224-3314x2
Forum Sponsor

Milwaukee Tool

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista SouthEmbassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Tel: (407) 597-4000

FMEA Group rate: $119/night

2021 Forum Overview
9:30 – 10:00 am What Have We Learned After Five Hurricane Seasons?
Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, FMEA

10:00 – 10:45 am Working Together in Mutual Aid
Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, FMEA and Sam Rozenberg, Senior Director of Security & Resilience, American Public Power Association, Washington, DC

10:45 – 11:30 am Hurricanes, Ice Storm and a Pandemic – Oh My!
Greg Labbé, Lafayette Utilities System, Lafayette, LA

11:30 – Noon Lunch Break (Lunch provided)

Noon – 12:30 pm Lunch Presentation: Hurricane Season Outlook
Speaker TBD

12:30 – 2:30 pm Panel Presentation and Roundtable discussion
James Barnes, Chief Customer Officer, City of Tallahassee; Korey Bush, Manager System Operations, Lakeland Electric; Aaron Haderle, Kissimmee Utility Authority; Julie Leininger, Senior Contracts Administrator, Orlando Utilities Commission