Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. Steve Neilson Will Give First-Hand Account: An Inside Look at FEMA’s Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m- 12-noon in the CEBAF Center auditorium, Steve Neilson, DOE Site Office staff member, will give a presentation on his temporary detail with FEMA during the response and recovery after the devastation caused by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

Neilson was part of a Surge Capacity Force comprised of volunteers from other federal agencies to help respond to concurrent disasters in the United States.  He will show pictures and talk to his experiences during his training and deployment to Puerto Rico, sharing the challenges faced by disaster responders.

The information may be helpful to understand FEMA’s mission, and its supportive role with state and local governments, and other relief organizations.