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General Discussion => Announcements => Topic started by: NIN on August 27, 2017, 02:42:11 PM

Title: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: NIN on August 27, 2017, 02:42:11 PM
For those wondering, Mr. Salvador, the COO, put the following out yesterday this morning [edit: getting my days messed up] to the HQ staff, presenters, etc:

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Good morning everyone.  KC Jones is in San Antonio and he reports that the city has avoided the heavy rains that were forecast for yesterday and today.  The flights to San Antonio from Atlanta are all showing “on time” so we’re not anticipating any travel delays due to TS Harvey.
 
I know many members have expressed concern about the weather in San Antonio.  If you get calls or emails, please tell them all scheduled events for Tuesday through the rest of the week will go on as planned.  We will send an update to all attendees later today.
 
Please travel safely.  See you in sunny San Antonio!   :)

The National Conference 2017 page here: https://www.capmembers.com/events/national_conference/
has similar information:

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Hurricane Harvey Update:  Civil Air Patrol leadership and staff are in constant communication with the hotel and onsite CAP staff about the weather situation in San Antonio.  We are also closely monitoring the weather in the area.  All FEMA classes for the event have been cancelled because the instructors and some attendees will be supporting hurricane relief efforts.

We do not anticipate any other interruptions to the conference events.   We will continue to monitor the situation and will notify all attendees via email if any changes are made.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email events@capnhq.gov

So thats the latest skinny. 

My travel to San Antonio, scheduled for today, got bumped to tomorrow due to WN CXL'ing our MDW-SAT leg yesterday. When I called the hotel to adjust my reservation, they indicated that they were waiving the usual "within 48 hrs" fees because of the situation (not sure how long that will go on). The young lady I spoke to also said that it "wasn't that bad, really" there in San Antonio.

Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: Eclipse on August 27, 2017, 03:05:34 PM
The young lady I spoke to also said that it "wasn't that bad, really" there in San Antonio.

Generally, or specifically in reference to the Hurricane?   ;D
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: NIN on August 27, 2017, 03:07:51 PM
Generally, or specifically in reference to the Hurricane?   ;D

In reference to the weather they were experiencing, but you know, I wasn't tremendously specific, so she might have just been speaking generically about the weather and was unaware of any localized weather phenomena.

Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: Mitchell 1969 on August 27, 2017, 04:36:57 PM
Generally, or specifically in reference to the Hurricane?   ;D

In reference to the weather they were experiencing, but you know, I wasn't tremendously specific, so she might have just been speaking generically about the weather and was unaware of any localized weather phenomena.

Or she could have been saying that an empty hotel brings no customer complaints.
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: etodd on August 27, 2017, 10:50:14 PM
So .... will they use the hotel as a base of operations and for sleep .... and have buses ready at 5am to take folks to disaster areas to help all day? Seems like that many folks coming to the area from all over the country could serve a better purpose, than hearing a few speakers and having the dress up dinner. Have a webinar later for the speeches and breakout sessions.

Just saying ....
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: SarDragon on August 27, 2017, 11:57:28 PM
From another thread:

We only go when we are requested. WE DO NOT SELF DEPLOY. FEMA knows what we can do.
Disaster Relief is our job and it happens during the recovery effort.

When, and only when, we get asked to join in, CAP will participate. IMHO, it isn't time yet.
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: NIN on August 28, 2017, 05:41:55 AM
I see we have a number of Internet Incident Commanders ready to take charge.
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: Mordecai on August 28, 2017, 12:34:18 PM
I see we have a number of Internet Incident Commanders ready to take charge.

I really need to get my IIC rating. I can't wait to add "I'm a professional, I read about this on the internet" to my signature block!
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: jeders on August 28, 2017, 12:57:30 PM
From an article posted by the Wing PIO on cap.news (http://www.cap.news/texas-wing-prepares-for-hurricane-harvey-aftermath)

Quote from: Lt Col Johanna Augustine
...a temporary incident command post will be set up at the hotel

I can tell you that the initial phase of the response plan is already in action and TXWG members are gearing up for taskings.
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: NIN on August 28, 2017, 02:17:07 PM
I see we have a number of Internet Incident Commanders ready to take charge.

I really need to get my IIC rating. I can't wait to add "I'm a professional, I read about this on the internet" to my signature block!
Not Reddit,  cannot upvote :(
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on August 28, 2017, 02:35:04 PM
I see we have a number of Internet Incident Commanders ready to take charge.

I really need to get my IIC rating. I can't wait to add "I'm a professional, I read about this on the internet" to my signature block!
Not Reddit,  cannot upvote :(


 :o  MFW, "The olds" are Redditors too.
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: NIN on August 28, 2017, 03:26:58 PM
(http://reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/upvote_christian_bale.gif)

[Edit: sorry, I washed my hands and suddenly couldn't Internet. Nor could I even. Fix0red now. -NIN]
Title: Re: National Conference Is Still On
Post by: Майор Хаткевич on August 29, 2017, 11:58:14 AM
(http://reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/upvote_christian_bale.gif)

[Edit: sorry, I washed my hands and suddenly couldn't Internet. Nor could I even. Fix0red now. -NIN]


Of course I've seen you post on r/civilairpatrol, so not surprised. But still. :)