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Introduction of the Mobile Operations Weather Unit (MOWU)

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  1. Introduction of the Mobile Operations Weather Unit (MOWU) Todd Lindley & Chris Morris National Weather Service Amarillo, TX

  2. Inspiration • To better serve our core partners on-site before, during, and after severe weather, weather-sensitive activities and major incidents • WFO New Orleans pioneered the idea • Converted FEMA Trailer into Severe Weather Emergency Response Vehicle (SWERV) • Provides “focused coordination” at any Incident Command Center where all incident responders are hearing and seeing the information being presented at one time in one location via personal interaction • Provide on-site customized forecasts variables

  3. SWERV Deployments • NCAA Final Four • Navy Week – Air Show • Mardi Gras River Flooding Scenarios and other training exercises Deployed for Hurricane Isaac Large Festival and other Large Public Gatherings

  4. Implementation • We will customize to fit our core partners needs • How we plan to use the MOWU: • Tri-State Fair • Hot Air Balloon Festivals • Community Outreach • HAZMAT Exercises and Incidents • Wildfire Support • Post-Disaster Support • Search-and-Rescue Support • As requested by decision makers and first responders

  5. How Do You Get a Trailer for Free? https://gsaxcess.gov • Talked with New Orleans and Collected Contacts • GSAXcess • Website that maintains records of all Federal Excess and Surplus Personal Property Reported to General Services Administration (GSA) • Account Required for Acquisition Requests

  6. Renovations Jamie want’s Big Boom! Uh...let’s start small

  7. Area to be modified first

  8. Funding Awaiting response on FEMA grant Gracious support from local partners Donations are welcomed - but must follow predefined legal channels

  9. Conclusion, Suggestions, and $upport The MOWU’s mission is to provide on-site support to decision makers and first responders before, during, and after severe weather, weather-sensitive activities and major incidents Your suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcomed As is your financial support Trailer is available for viewing outside

  10. Thank You • Todd Lindley • Todd.Lindley@noaa.gov • 806-335-1121 ext. 224 • Chris Morris • Christopher.Morris@noaa.gov