|The view out of my room|
In addition to being an interesting summit where I learned a lot about space weather (something we are going to have to discuss later on), I also had a chance to talk about warning vulnerable populations about potential weather disasters. Surprisingly, it doesn't matter if the disaster is a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, wildfire or meteorite strike, people who are potentially affected will often choose not to heed warnings because they don't know what to expect, or they believe the impact will be less than advertised.
|Me, catching my breath as I spoke|
While I'd like to think my presentation was one for the ages, it paled in comparison to the slate of other talented and experienced speakers who rounded out the offerings during the summit. I guess that's the sign of a great event such as this - when you leave learning far more than you could have ever taught.
|Yes, Tom, there is such a thing as snow!|
Tom Iovino, Public Information Specialist
Pinellas County, Florida