Free Preparedness Webinar Coming Soon

Georgia’s Weather: A Year in Review, and What to Expect This Hurricane Season


Thursday, June 27, 2019

2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Over the past 12 months, Georgia has experienced a major tornado outbreak, multiple months of flooding rainfall, a Super Bowl snow scare, and one of the worst hurricanes ever to impact the United States. How well were these events forecast? What’s the historical significance of each? What can we expect this hurricane season? And most importantly, what can we do to prepare for when these significant weather events happen again in Georgia?

Will Lanxton has served as the Meteorologist, Hurricane Planner, and Hurricane Program Manager for the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency since May 2014. He previously worked for WSB-TV and interned at the National Weather Service. Will is an Atlanta native and graduated from Georgia Tech in 2013 with a degree in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences.

This webinar is co-sponsored by Georgia HomePLACE, part of the Georgia Public Library Service, and the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance of Atlanta.

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Registration is open for the Annual HERA Atlanta Education Program

Please join us for this free event!


The (im)Perfect Storm: a Catastrophic Flood that Didn’t End in Catastrophe

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2-4 PM

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

The Carlos Museum suffered a catastrophic flood in one of its artwork storage areas in June 2018, forcing a major evacuation of the collection and a subsequent mold remediation and renovation project that was completed while the museum maintained its operations and busy exhibitions and programming schedule. A panel of curators, conservators, registrars, and preparators at the Carlos will share their experiences and lessons learned in an informal “Ask Me Anything” style discussion.

This program is free. Please RSVP by Wednesday May 1 to Todd Lamkin at Please use the subject line “HERA 2019”.

The program will be held in Ackerman Hall on the third floor of the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

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