FlaWARN Virtual Regional Meetings 2020

Published: August 7, 2020

FlaWARN was able to hold two of the regional meeting in March before travel was cancelled due to COVID-19. The other meetings will be held virtually using ZOOM.

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.

Register now for one of the regional meetings.

DEP OCP CEUs: 04211036; DW, DS, WW; 0.2 CEUs


9:00 – 9:10 AM


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

June 30, 2020

NW FLA FlaWARN, Alicia Keeter, South Walton | 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

10:50 – 11:00 AM



Recording June 29, 2020 not available

Recording July 14, 2020

Recording July 28, 2020

Recording July 31, 2020

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