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Preptalks Discussion Guide: Modernizing Public Warning Messaging   [open pdf - 884KB]

"PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to PrepTalk video presentations and question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions. When used together with the videos, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness. Dr. Mileti's PrepTalk showcases the latest research and provides practical guidance on how to write alert messages and the importance of using multiple delivery method to promote public action more effectively. Dr. Mileti is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has authored more than 100 publications on the societal aspects of hazards and disasters, including co-authoring 'A Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings for Dam and Levee Emergencies.' Although focused on dams and levees, the recommendations and templates in this document apply to all hazard types."

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