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NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 – The Insurance Information Institute(Triple-I) will play a prominent role at the virtual 2020 National Hurricane Conference (NHC), which begins today and continues through Friday, June 12, with a series of weekday sessions.
The Triple-I’s presentations will take place on two days this week. The details are below. The NHC’s sessions are free and open to the media and the general public. Advance online registration is required.
Tuesday, June 2
- 9 a.m., ET—Phil Klotzbach, PhD, a Triple-I Non-Resident Scholar and Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU), will present an overview of CSU’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook during the opening general session. CSU’s initial forecast envisioned an “above-normal” level of activity for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with 16 named storms, eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes. CSU will release its updated forecast on Thursday, June 4.
Thursday, June 4
- 10:30 a.m., ET—Mark Friedlander, Director, Corporate Communications, Triple-I, will participate in a panel on “Communicating the Value of Flood Insurance Throughout Hurricane Season.” Moderated by Butch Kinerney, Chief of Marketing and Outreach, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the other panelists will include Caitlin Connor, Flood Strategy Coordinator, Johnson & Johnson Insurance; Marcus Coleman, NFIP Customer-Centered Communications Contractor, HWC Inc.; and Jason Hunter, Branch Chief, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch, FEMA Region 4.
- 1:30 p.m., ET—The Triple-I’s Friedlander and Gail Moraton, Business Resiliency Manager, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), will present: “Business Continuity and Insurance Work Together.”
- 3:30 p.m., ET –Scott Holeman, Director, Media Relations, Triple-I, and the Triple-I’s Friedlander will present: “Preparing Your Community for Hurricane Season.” This session will also include a segment with Dr. Klotzbach highlighting CSU’s updated 2020 hurricane season forecast.
The NHC serves as a national forum to enhance emergency management policies and improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. In addition, it allows federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas. The NHC switched to a virtual format after postponing its originally scheduled program in April 2020 in Orlando, Fla., due to the novel coronavirus. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
Media Interview Requests
Reporters interested in arranging an interview about the Triple-I’s participation at the 2020 National Hurricane Conference, or other hurricane season and insurance issues, can contact either Mark Friedlander: firstname.lastname@example.org, (904) 806-7813; or Scott Holeman: email@example.com, (212) 346-5566.
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