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June 3, 2013 | Vol. 11

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Peter King to Keynote NEMA Event
June 13: Rebuild Smart

Peter King will Keynote a NEMA Storm Reconstruction Event on June 13th. Details and RSVPs to RebuildSmart@nema.orgSevere weather events are happening more frequently in the United States. With historic floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes come record levels of devastation and rebuilding needs in community after community. And as we all become more reliant on electrical power for comfort, communication, and safety, a new approach to electrical preparedness and recovery is critical to minimizing the personal and economic damage caused by these events.

Never has this been so clear as in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. When Sandy hit, millions of people were confronted not only with destruction of their property, but with loss of power and services as well. Families, businesses, and first responders struggled to put their lives back together.  As the 2013 hurricane season begins, what have we learned about how we can prepare for, respond to, and rebuild after major weather events?

On June 13, NEMA will host an event to explore these critical questions: What have we learned from Sandy, and how can we be ready for the next big storm? The keynote speaker will be Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who will provide an update on rebuilding efforts in his home of New York.  Additional speakers will include Evan Gaddis, NEMA President and CEO; Don Hendler, President and CEO Leviton Manufacturing; and Brett Brenner, President, Electric Safety Foundation International.

This event (8–9 a.m.) is open to the public at the Capitol Visitors Center  HVC 201. RSVP to RebuildSmart@nema.org

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