NOAA hurricane experts available at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

Meet the NHC acting director and hurricane specialists one-on-one
May 12, 2017 NOAA’s National Hurricane Center acting director Edward Rappaport, Ph.D., and several hurricane specialists will be available for media interviews at the 31st annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 17th.
Former National Hurricane Center director Rick Knabb spoke at the 2016 Governor's Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Hurricane specialists from the center, part of the National Weather Service, will join experts from state and local agencies, emergency managers, first responders and others for training courses, workshops and panel discussions on tropical cyclones and storm mitigation.

An agenda, including session subjects, speakers and schedules, is available at flghc.orgoffsite link.

NOTE: Media must reserve interview blocks by contacting Dennis Feltgen directly at the phone numbers or email below, in addition to registering at the flghc media roomoffsite link for conference credentials.

One-on-one interviews with National Hurricane Center acting director and specialists.

Wed., May 17, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT


  • Edward Rappaport, Ph.D., acting National Hurricane Center director
  • Daniel Brown, senior hurricane specialist
  • Jack Beven Ph.D., senior hurricane specialist

Media Room
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
Room 1J/K
West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401


Dennis Feltgen, 305-229-4404; 305-433-1933, cell