The 2011 hurricane season is fast-approaching, as is the 22nd Annual Hurricane Seminar for Business and Industry, scheduled for May 24th at the Houston Hobby Airport Hilton. Please join us for the most comprehensive and fundamentally educational hurricane seminar yet. Instructional and entertaining, this year’s lineup will provide business and industry leaders with the best information available about what’s important to help you and your company get prepared and stay prepared. The theme of this year’s seminar will be “Innovation, New Techniques and What to Expect in 2011.” Speakers include some of the top hurricane scientists in the field, including Dr. Phil Klotzbach who will give his (and Dr. Bill Gray’s) outlook for the coming hurricane season.
Speaking of the 2011 outlook, our preliminary 2011 hurricane season outlook, released in February, indicates that the 2011 hurricane season may be a busier one for the Gulf of Mexico and for the U.S. mainland. Above-normal sea surface temperatures combined with lower-than-normal wind shear will likely result in quite an active season. Early projections are that the Bermuda High pressure system may be stronger than in 2010. This could prevent most of the hurricanes from recurving northward well east of the U.S. (as was the case in 2010) and increase the landfall risk to the Caribbean islands and the U.S.
Recently, we’ve begun production of a series of short videos detailing the Top 10 Problems with Most Hurricane Response Plans. After working with a number of different companies over the past 5 years, we have developed a list of common problems for you to be aware of. Not only do we identify the problems, we suggest the solutions. The problems are presented in the form of a countdown. Take a look at the videos and see if you can identify some of these problems with your company’s hurricane response plan.