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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2015
James Spann to present at the Birmingham Regional Center on Aug. 11
Chief Meteorologist James Spann from ABC 33/40 will present at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Birmingham Regional Center from 1-2 p.m. on August 11 to coincide with Hurricane Season and Emergency Preparedness. He will do an informational talk and then participate in a question and answer session directly after the appearance for attendees.
This presentation is a part of a series of emergency preparedness workshops being provided to the deaf and blind community. Emergency preparedness in specialized populations is important. In this day and age, most of society will receive their weather information via text, television, radio, internet, etc. and, while this is also true for the deaf and blind and special needs communities of Jefferson and adjacent counties, this is an opportunity for those communities to receive topical information comprehensively from one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry, directly to those populations served by Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).
Door prizes will be given away, including emergency kits! The event is open to the public and to the deaf, blind and special needs community.
The AIDB Birmingham Regional Center is located at 220 34th Street South, Birmingham, and serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount and Chilton counties. If you have any questions, please contact the Birmingham Regional Center by calling (205) 328-3989 or by emailing Lozynsky.Wendy@aidb.state.al.us.
Event is hosted by AIDB and ADRS.
This and other similar presentations will be recorded for Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) purposes.
James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.