National Press Club

Hurricane experts to examine impact of last two years of storms at Newsmaker, Tuesday

January 11, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

With another damaging hurricane season in the books, two experts will discuss the impacts of the 2018 hurricane season and the status of the 2017 season's rebuilding effort at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

Scheduled to speak are National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration hurricane forecasting expert Gerry Bell and Massachusetts Institute of Technology disaster resilience expert Jeremy Gregory.

The event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge. Registration is required.

Bell, a hurricane climate specialist and research meteorologist at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) in Camp Springs, Md., will focus on the 2018 season impacts, climate change and what it may mean for the 2019 season.

Gregory, a research scientist in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Materials Systems Laboratory at MIY is an expert on disaster resilience and rebuilding. He will focus on the 2017 rebuilding in Houston, Puerto Rico and Florida, as well as the impacts of the 2018 season on the Carolina coast and Florida Panhandle.