OK, so the meeting’s not just about hurricanes, it’s about emergency preparedness in all its shapes and forms. But come June 1, my thoughts turn to the tropics, and this annual meeting we host at UTMB is like the Memorial Day weekend: a sign that summer is here. I love the summer: it means vacations, swimming, being barefoot at the beach, blue crabs and BBQ, ripe watermelon, spending time with my kids. But as with all things, with summer’s good comes some bad: heat, humidity, high cooling costs, bugs, crowds—and the “H” word.
After a lifetime spent at risk from hurricanes, I’m starting to learn that worry doesn’t do much good. Preparation and planning, on the other hand, are golden. With this in mind, join our institutional preparedness officers Dr. Joan Richardson and Mike Megna in the Levin Hall Dining Room next Monday, June 9 from 1 pm until about 3 pm to hear from all the areas at UTMB that can help you start planning and getting ready.