While this blog has been mostly the observations of me, Tom Iovino, the Tampa Bay contingent was comprised of some of the best emergency management experts in the region. Before we go any further, here’s a run down of the team members:
Pete McNally, Director of Polk County Emergency Management
Billy Abernathy, Polk County Emergency Management
Doug Blackwell, Pinellas County Emergency Management
Jeremy Edwards, Pasco County GIS
Andrew Fossa, Pasco County Fire Rescue
Greg Lindgren, Pasco County Emergency Management
Patricia Lowther, New Port Richey Public Works
George Merceron, Pasco County Health Department
Doug Meyer, Pinellas County Emergency Management
Tim Reardon, Pasco County Fire Rescue
Judy Tear, Citrus County Health Department
Floyd Wilson, Pasco County Public Works
Paul Womble, Polk County Emergency Management
Today, we leave JFK en route to Tampa. For us, the deployment will be over, but for the Texas team and the folks in NYC who are still working the situation - and the millions of other New Yorkers who are recovering from this storm - the recovery continues.
As we get ready for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to keep the folks who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy in your thoughts.
We’ll see you back in Florida.