Joint Partners Workshop - 04/06/14

Evening, everyone!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 1st Annual Joint Partners Workshop in Pulaski, TN.  We crossed state lines and had members from the National Weather Service, county and state emergency management, first responders and media from Tennessee and Alabama gather and discuss severe weather safety. 

Our main goal was to establish a great working relationship between to the two states in efforts to enhance our severe weather preparations.  How could we better serve the public before and in times of disaster?  I think we had some great questions and discussions as to how we can work together to pass along life saving information in times of need.

I had a great time, and can't wait to work with others in the community soon.  Plus, I got to visit Pulaski for the first time, what a nice town! 

 

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