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If the Warning Comes Too Late, What Good Is It?

A New Phase of Emergency Alerting webinar.

Perhaps I've said this ad nauseam, but again, disaster warnings require three things:

  1. The hazard to be detected
  2. A "timely" warning to be issued
  3. People receiving the warning to heed that warning and take protective action(s)

The webinar below is about No. 2 above. The most recent "BIG" tornado, Andover, Kan., reflects the advantages of people being warned — no one died!

A New Phase of Emergency Alerting

Hosted by the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), A New Phase of Emergency Alerting is a free quarterly webinar series. Learn about the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Planning Toolkit with emergency alert experts and emergency managers who piloted the toolkit. The toolkit provides guidance on establishing a new alert warning and notification program or refining an existing one.

Join us on May 5, 2022, from 1:00 PM-2:15 PM ET (10:00 AM-11:15 AM PT) for part three of the series: How to Minimize Alerting Delays. Learn how to set alerting authorities and emergency managers up for success in the Alerts, Warnings and Notifications (AWN) landscape. Attendees will learn how the toolkit can aid in minimizing alerting delays and buy back precious time, when every second counts. 


Denis Gusty, Program Manager, S&T
Wade Witmer, Deputy Director, FEMA IPAWS
Jody Smith, IPAWS Technical Support Services Lead, FEMA
Jeannette Sutton, Ph.D., College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, SUNY
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