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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – One week from today insurance industry leaders, emergency managers and weather experts will converge on Oklahoma City for the 4thannual National Tornado Summit. They will share critical information to help one another prepare for disasters.
"We’re no strangers to the unexpected here in Oklahoma,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “We have years of experience handling disasters. The National Tornado Summit is a great way for all of us to share that knowledge and improve our preparation and response in the future.”
The Summit also serves as a national forum for insurance professionals and regulators to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve emergency management.
2015 National Tornado Summit topics include:
“It doesn’t matter if you are in the insurance industry or from the emergency management side or from the meteorology field, the National Tornado Summit will give you knowledge on how to make your communities safer and respond to disasters in the best way possible,” Doak said. “We can’t stop tornadoes from happening, but we can make sure we have the knowledge to try to survive the storm and quickly recover.”
The 2015 National Tornado Summit is Feb. 23-25 at the Cox Convention Center. To see the Summit’s agenda, click here. For media credentials and to schedule interviews, call Adrianne Selvidge at 405-521-2339 or Adrianne.Selvidge@oid.ok.gov.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL TORNADO SUMMITThe National Tornado Summit is hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Emergency Management, National Weather Center, NOAA, Storm Prediction Center and National Association of Insurance Commissioners. It serves as a national forum for national and state experts to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in order to save lives and property.