Today I was honored to participate in the grand opening of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Exhibit located in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Attendees, including FEMA Administrator David Paulison, National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) President and CEO Leslie Chapman Henderson, and many others, were given a sneak peek at the ‘experience’ of StormStruck.
This exhibit has gone from vision to reality over a seven year period. StormStruck is an interactive ‘4-D’ experience designed to educate, engage, and entertain visitors with critical knowledge and tips on how to prepare for and counteract natural weather hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, etc.
After seeing and interacting with the exhibit, I am confident that countless people will be better prepared to deal with major weather hazards. It is refreshing to see the partnerships between Disney, FLASH, the insurance industry, government meteorologists, private sector weather consultants, and suppliers of building products. I congratulate the team involved in making StormStruck a reality.