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Emory Hosts Disaster Preparedness Discussion with Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore


WHAT: Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will host retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore for a discussion on preparing to keep our communities safe and well supported during emergencies and natural disasters.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.

WHO: Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore Lt. Gen. Honore helped to restore order, organize resource delivery and orchestrate swift evacuation in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. He also supported relief efforts after Hurricane Rita. In addition to these operations, Lt. Gen. Honore served in a variety of planning and response operations during his military tenure, including Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Lilli and Isidore in 2002, Isabel in 2003, and Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004.

Lt. Gen. Honore also planned and supported the U.S. military response to the devastating flooding which swept Venezuela in 1999 and Mozambique in 2000. As vice director for operations, he led the Defense Department’s planning and preparation for the anticipated Y2K Millennium anomaly, and oversaw the military response to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the Washington D.C. sniper shootings.

Today, Lt. Gen. Honore shares his experiences and understanding of preparedness and the values, beliefs and systems that should become part of a “Culture of Preparedness” to plan for and execute a system of relief in times of emergency.

He is currently building a disaster-relief curriculum for use at colleges, and authoring a book on emergency preparedness.

COST: The discussion is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Auditorium Link to map & directions:’1440’)


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