Oct 30


9:00 AM



October 30, 2018 - 9 am - 4 pm at Convention Hall in Enid

hosted by City of Enid and The Office of Emergency Management

Open to the public, business owners, school officials, all levels of government around the area. 


The 7 events below are NOT actually occurring at this time, BUT WHAT IF?

1- we are in a HIGH RISK for severe weather later today. There is a 90% chance that tornadoes and at least tennis ball size hail will occur.

2- a train has derailed in the northwest area of Enid between Willow and Purdue. Hazardous materials are leaking. Winds are from the NW at 15 mph.

3- a truck carrying gasoline has crashed into a building and exploded.

4-the NWS has issued an ICE STORM WARNING for Garfield County.

5- communications have been compromised and there is no internet or phone service.

6- football games are being played and the power goes out. It doesn’t come back on.

7- a 5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the area

What if any one of these events actually occurs? Do you know what to do? Are you insured? Do you have a plan and if so, have you practiced it? Do you have a means to communicate? How long can you get by at home if told to shelter in place.

Most of these things will be covered plus much more at our 2nd Annual Disaster Resilience Seminar on October 30, 2018. The seminar will take place at Convention Hall in the Ballroom from 9 am until 4 pm. Lunch will be provided.

This seminar is designed with our citizens and the workplace in mind. We would like to invite at least each business Safety Director and assistants, school administrators, industry leaders and safety personnel, emergency services which includes Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS, hospital personnel, insurance, home builders, and of course our Emergency Managers.

We ask that you please R.S.V.P. to or

There is no charge for this event.

Here is the tentative agenda; placement may change some. 

9:00-WELCOME-Bill Shewey-Mayor City of Enid

9:05-9:15-Mike Honigsberg- Introduction to the Seminar.

9:15-10:00-Michelann Ooten-Director Oklahoma Emergency Management


10:15-11:15-Dr. Kevin Kloesel-University of Oklahoma - Why prepare?

11:15-11:45-Julia Brown, City of Enid-Cyber Security at Home & at Work

11:50-1:00-LUNCH Leah Seibel, “Insurance”, Why it’s important!!

1:15-2:00- NWS-Vivek or Todd, Weather Ready at Home and at Work


2:10-2:50-OG&E-Troy Cowley & Chris Bristol When the Lights go Out.

2:50-3:00- BREAK

3:10-3:50-Angel Connell- Trilink Restoration Services-After the Event.

3:50-4:00- The Final Word-Mike Honigsberg

Finally, PLEASE R.S.V.P. so we’ll know approximately how many folks plan on coming and we need numbers for lunch!!

We really need to harden our preparedness capabilities. I feel that if you have a strong mitigation program that involves the public, our schools, all businesses, and of course all levels of government working together, Disaster Resilience is possible. IT CAN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU! – Mike Honigsberg

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