Amanda Ripley

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Run for Your Lives, Please.

6th May 2009 posted in Disaster Behavior

Just did my first webinar of all time. I am still not sure how to explain what a webinar actually is, but I have to say, it was surprisingly pleasant. Basically, myself and two emergency managers California and Florida chatted with about 250 people about how to craft warnings (from hurricanes to wildfires to swine flu) that people will actually listen to.

Thanks to Governing Magazine for inviting me and to Visa Public Sector for sponsoring the show. I learned a lot from the listeners and my fellow panelists—Ron Lane, Emergency Services Director in San Diego County, CA, and Pete McNally, Emergency Management Director, Polk County, FL.

To hear the audio of the webinar, go here. (It’s possible I called Joe Biden a “yahoo,” but I said it with affection.)