NOAA: U.S. hurricane forecasters embark to Mexico & Caribbean on preparedness mission

NOAA: U.S. hurricane forecasters embark to Mexico & Caribbean on preparedness mission

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6 March 2012
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NHC Director Bill Read chats with visitors to the USAF Hurricane Hunter aircraft during its visit to Roosevelt Roads, P.R., last year.

NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of public events from March 12 to 17 in six communities in Mexico and the Caribbean to encourage residents to prepare for the 2012 hurricane season which begins June 1.  

U.S. National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read; Senior Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila; Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch meteorologist Gladys Rubio; and Air Force Reservists from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (WRS), 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base will educate residents of vulnerable communities about hurricane preparedness. Tours of the Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J “Hurricane Hunter” will offer an opportunity to learn how scientists collect hurricane information.

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