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Speech in the Path of the Storm

SPEECH TECHNOLOGY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2010

Mass-messaging systems help communities prepare for hurricane season.

Jeff Suggs has more to worry about than the average person when a hurricane or tropical storm strikes. Before one does, as the emergency management coordinator for La Porte, Texas—a small Gulf Coast city home to about 35,000 people—he’s in the unenviable position of quickly preparing the members of his entire community.

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