May 4, 2021
Tonight's first Guest WeatherBrain led a panel discussion at the 101st Annual Meeting of the AMS this year about a multidisciplinary approach to reduce the astronomical cost of certain weather disasters. He's a team lead instructor at the Warning Decision Training Branch at the NWS in Norman. James LaDue, welcome back to WeatherBrains! Our second Guest WeatherBrain has written several books on the economics of tornadoes. He also has researched the economic impact of the WSR 88-D radar network. Dr. Kevin Simmons, welcome! Our third Guest WeatherBrain is the Director of Public Affairs and Economic Development, to help provide Moore's ongoing story with community resilience. She's been through all of Moore's major tornadoes and had a part in helping with Moore's response from its disasters. Deidre Ebrey, Welcome! Our fourth Guest WeatherBrain is a structural and wind engineer from Trinidad and Tobago. For over twenty years, his research addresses the widening gap between poor performance of residential structures in high wind events and the limited structural engineering within these structures. His research identifies engineering solutions that reduces wind damage to buildings from tornadoes and hurricanes. He is a professor at the University of Florida. Dr. David Prevatt, welcome! Our fifth Guest WeatherBrain is the Managing Director of Research at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. Dr. Tanya Brown-Giammanco, thanks for joining us!