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  • David Miller
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Preparedness is the Focus of Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

With the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season a few weeks away, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge individuals, families and communities to get ready. The two federal agencies will host a news conference on May 22 to discuss emergency preparedness and reveal the outlook for the 2008 season. NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft will serve as the backdrop and pilots and science crew members will be on hand for interviews.   

WHAT:     

News conference. A conference line has been established for media to listen to the conference. Contact David Miller for details.

WHEN:   

Thurs., May 22, 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE:  

NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
MacDill Air Force Base
Tampa, Fla.

WHO:       

PLEASE NOTE: Due to security requirements at MacDill Air Force Base all media who plan to attend the news conference must contact David Miller (by telephone or email) no later than Thurs., May 15 to provide name and driver's license state and number, or social security number. Reporters and news crews should plan to arrive the MacDill Air Force Base Tanker Way Gate off of Interbay Avenue by 9:30 a.m. on Thurs., May 22. Drivers of vehicles must also present a valid driver's license, registration for vehicle and proof of insurance.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 70 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.