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Storm Ready: Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 6 at 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
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June 6 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Amy Sweezey will share her forecast for safely equipping yourself, your home, and your business for impending tropical weather.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. For many Floridians, especially those new to the state, hurricane season can be stressful and anxiety inducing. But it doesn’t have to be! Learning about the science behind storms, watches, and warnings can empower you to tackle the season like a seasoned Floridian.

For more than 25 years, award-winning broadcast meteorologist Amy Sweezey has delivered forecasts on TV and spoken to countless groups about weather, broadcasting, writing, and “weathering the storms of life.” In this talk, she will share her forecast for safely equipping yourself, your home, and your business for impending tropical weather.

In this informative presentation Amy shares:

* The current season’s forecast

* Preparation tips

* The difference between a watch and a warning

* Why forecast accuracy matters

* How hurricanes are named

* What computer models really mean – and don’t

* What goes in a hurricane kit

* How to stay mentally calm when a storm is heading our way

This program is presented by Amy Sweezey and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

Amy Sweezey is an award-winning meteorologist, author, and public speaker. She spent nearly 30 years in full-time broadcast news before leaving in 2020 to pursue her “What’s Next” after realizing that reinventing herself didn’t have an expiration date. She now focuses on public speaking and providing media services for various companies worldwide. As Founder and CEO of Social Weather, LLC, her portfolio includes weather consulting for Carnival Cruise Lines, the multi-media platforms of Growing Bolder, and forecasting for nationwide local affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and Spectrum News. Amy has authored two children’s books about weather, one fiction, and one nonfiction, and created two weather workbooks for elementary school students based on Florida’s state standards for science and weather. Amy was chosen from hundreds of applicants to share her story, Reinvention at Any Age, at TEDxEustis 2024. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and three children.

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