Get Tips on Protecting Your Wyoming Business this Disaster Season

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 May 16, 2012

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Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

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Get Tips on Protecting Your Wyoming Business this Disaster Season

Climate Expert Will Discuss the 2012 Forecast During Free SBA/Agility Webinar

WASHINGTON – A global climate expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar on May 29 hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery.  After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by Agility.
 Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA’s Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998.  He was instrumental in developing NOAA’s Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane activity outlook, and has done weather analysis on CNN, FOX News, The Weather Channel and other news outlets.
 Hurricane Season begins June 1.  Last year’s hurricane season was busy and costly, with damages from Hurricane Irene alone totaling $18.7 billion, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Now is a good time to make a plan to prepare to stay in business – regardless of the disaster – while protecting your employees, customers and stakeholders.   
 SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. 
 SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. 
 The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
 WHAT:          “Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season” A presentation and a Q&A session

 WHO:             Dr. Gerry Bell, Lead Hurricane Seasonal Forecaster
                         NOAA Climate Prediction Center    
                         Bob Boyd, Agility Recovery President & CEO        

 WHEN:          Tuesday, May 29 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
 HOW:             Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/456830896