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#WinterReady Extreme Cold Summit

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In coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), this summit is part of FEMA’s #WinterReady campaign, focusing on actions state, local, tribal, territorial leaders can take to reduce the effects of extreme temperatures. 

Dat: January 26, 2024

Lè: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Vityèl

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Join Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell for a #WinterReady Extreme Temperatures Summit, bringing together state, local, tribal and territorial leaders to discuss best practices and success stories of communities taking action to mitigate the impacts of extreme cold. The summit is a pivotal component of FEMA's #WinterReady campaign, aimed at raising awareness about extreme cold risks, promoting preparedness among the public, and offering valuable resources for government stakeholders, emergency managers, and the media to effectively communicate these risks and foster resilient communities. 

This webinar will be recorded; captioning and ASL interpretation are provided. A transcript of the full webinar will be made available after the event.


Alejandro Mayorkas
Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security Secretary
Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell, FEMA Administrator
Victoria Salinas
Victoria Salinas, FEMA Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience


Interagency Panel

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, United States Fire Administration (USFA) Administrator
Chris Castro
Chris Castro, U.S. Department of Energy Office of State and Community Energy Programs Chief of Staff
Dr. Rebecca Beavers
Dr. Rebecca Beavers, U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary Climate Policy Specialist


State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Panel

Corey King
Corey King, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Bismarck, ND Emergency Response Specialist
Inspector Michele Sosinski
Inspector Michele Sosinski, Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division Assistant Division Commander
Lynn Budd
Lynn Budd, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director
Sadie Martinez
Sadie Martinez, Colorado Office of Emergency Management Access and Functional Needs Coordinator
Seth Christensen
Seth Christensen, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief of Media, Communications and Preparedness
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson, Oglala Sioux Tribe Director of Emergency Management