On June 21 and 23, 2021, CRRC and DPP co-sponsored a virtual event entitled “NOS Hurricane Preparedness Summit.” The purpose of the summit was to put NOAA in a better posture for the 2021 hurricane season by identifying current best practices, lessons learned, and future challenges. Participants represented academia, federal, state, and local agencies. The two-day summit included plenary presentations from academics, federal and state agency representatives outlining: preparedness, response, and virtual and in-person incident command lessons learned; emergency support function (ESF) 3/10 response gaps; the NOAA/FEMA perspective to hurricane preparedness and response; managing pandemic fatigue; unreliability and/or loss of utilities; coordinating deployment logistics; and anticipated challenges and mitigation methods for the 2021 hurricane season.

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