By CRYSTAL KLINE AND KIM FULLER, An Article Out Loud Flashback from Domestic Preparedness, originally published on March 12, 2014.
After Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in February 2014, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory affected at least 26 states. Current plans still need to consider these 10 recommendations.
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.
Crystal Kline is Oklahoma’s first female Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP). She has responded to numerous disasters, is an adjunct instructor at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and has developed training curriculum for EMI and for Haiti’s first Community Emergency Response Team. She is the co-author of “Disaster Preparedness: A Living Free Guide.” She lives in Tulsa, Okla., where she has worked for many years to make Tulsa a disaster-resistant community.
Kim Fuller is a former spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is an emergency management media relations consultant. She has been on the team that conducted the independent reviews of a number of snow and ice incidents across the United States. She is the co-developer of a line of disaster safety applications including FindMeTornado, which has a web-based monitoring feature.