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OR&R Promotes Hurricane Preparedness and Response at NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour

MAY 28, 2024 — This month, staff from the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) attended NOAA’s Hurricane Awareness Tour in Portland, Maine to meet with school-aged students and members of the public about hurricane preparedness and response. OR&R Chief Scott Lundgren joined team members from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Disaster Preparedness Program, and Emergency Response Division, all within OR&R, for the event.

Three colleagues smile in front of an aircraft.
NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour. Image credit: NOAA.

During the tour, the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center held a press conference; speakers included Michael Brennan, the director of the National Hurricane Center and regional leaders from FEMA, the National Weather Service, and Maine’s Emergency Management Agency. The free event was attended by over 400 students and 750 members of the public. Attendees stood in long lines to tour the Air Force Hurricane Hunter and NOAA’s P-3 Orion “Miss Piggy.” Students visiting the OR&R table played Marine Debris “Plinko” in hopes of winning activity books and marine debris art calendars.

Last updated Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:22am PDT