FlaWARN Virtual Regional Meetings 2020 - Course 11114

FlaWARN Virtual Regional Meetings 2020

  • FDEP OCP 04211036 0.2 CEUs: DS DW WW
Coordinator Carol Hinton     email: chinton@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3875

FlaWARN Virtual Regional Meetings 2020

FlaWARN was able to hold two of the regional meetings in March before travel was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

The other meetings will be held virtually using ZOOM, 9:00am-11:00am EST.

Students will receive their Zoom invite the day prior to the webinar to the email used at registration.

There are a lot of exciting things happening this year with FlaWARN. After going through Hurricanes Irma and Michael, it was obvious that changes were needed to the FlaWARN event tracker and StormTracker. This year we are rolling out the Florida’s WATER Tracker which stands for Water Assistance Tracker & Emergency Response.

COVID 19 was a challenge for utilities and we will review how FlaWARN was able to assist utilities and how we will provide mutual aid during a pandemic.

The three regional meetings will each feature a FLaWARN regional coordinator speaking on various topics.




9:00-9:10 am                   Welcome

9:10-9:35 am                   Introduction to FlaWARN, Carol Hinton, UF/TREEO 

9:35-10:00 am                 Overview of WATER Tracker – Why a new system? Joni Synatschk, Florida Rural Water Association

10:00-10:25 am               Emergency Response for a Hurricane in a Pandemic, Jamie Hope, Florida Rural Water Association

10:25-10:50 am               Regional Topic Discussions (by date):

June 30, 2020                  NW FLA FlaWARN, Alicia Keeter, South Walton Utilities,

                                            Incident Commander Responsibilities during a Hurricane

July 14, 2020                    SW FLA FlaWARN Kevin Carter, Broward County Utilities

                                           Regional Coordinator Functions during a Hurricane

July 28, 2020                    SE FLA FlaWARN Chris Saliba, US Water,

                                           Mutual Aid during COVID