30 October 2012 by CBRNe World 0
Norfolk is receiving flights, and all roads and tunnels are open with good traffic conditions reported by monitoring services.
Flights scheduled to arrive in norfolk can be seen here here if you need to argue with your operator.Washington airports remain open but with severe cancellations at the moment, although the airport reports that now the storm has passed through without damage to the airport the schedule will be reviewed and hopefully opening up by the afternoon and on wednesday. With the exercise going ahead as planned, and disruption to speaker line ups managed it is well worth attending even if you can only get through on Wednesday.
Weather conditions in Norfolk are a little cold, but dry with sun predicted and the rest of the week looking good.
Despite the incredible conditions and disruption to flights from Sandy, speakers and delegates from Singapore, Thailand, Interpol, DSTL, NATO, Germany and DHS have all either arrived or are minutes away.
Our thoughts are with those who are fixed by the path of the storm. For those who can make it though, Norfolk is wet, but safe and the welcome is warm.
Conference still going ahead despite Hurricane Sandy. There is disruption to flights into Norfolk, we’d suggest avoiding Newark and NYC as hubs and aiming for Dulles or Charlotte. Driving from DC if you are coming in to the hub is wet, but we drove the route last night and it was a safe drive - but watch for advisories.
Norfolk itself has had some flooding right on the sea front and tunnels have been closing around high tides, High tide today is 0924 EST.
Keep an eye on your email and this site for further information and updates about any advice or support.
Conference still going ahead despite Hurricane Sandy. There is disruption to flights into Norfolk, we’d suggest avoiding Newark and NYC as hubs and aiming for Dulles or Charlotte. Driving from DC to Norfolk is probably the best plan - stay safe!
In the tricky world of challenge inspections (Ed: not that we have ever had one yet) or accusations of the use of chemical weapons (Ed: Now those we have lots of!) one thorny issue has plagued many planners. What do you do if the agent has dissiminated or broken down before you get there with a response team capable of sampling.
CBRNe World is proud to announce that they have become the official media partner for Singapore’s dedicated CBRN event. “We have worked closely with SISPAT for the past few editions,” said Gwyn Winfield, Editor of CBRNe World, “so it made sense to partner with Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd and the rest of the SISPAT team to help raise awareness of the event.”
SISPAT is entirely dedicated to CBRNE, and takes place once every three years. It brings together both the scientific experts and CBRNE Commanders from the region in a twofold event: SISPAT the scientific part and ICOC the user side. “This combination has worked well in previous years,” stated Mr Winfield, “it allows an interesting mix of presentations and allows a full, and sometimes frank, exchange of views between the two communities - which stops them being too focused on only their problems. It traditionally culminates in an exercise that allows delegates to see the Singaporean military CBRE forces, which are not only the best in the region, but some of the best in the world,” he concluded.
The 7th SISPAT / 3rd ICOC runs from the 4th – 7th December 2012, Singapore. For more information go to http://www.sispat.com
Praise is prone to falling wide of its mark, and jokes are prone to fail… Just ask Laurent Ruquier.
Be a hit at your Halloween party with the CBRNe World ‘Rio’ CBRN masks! The 31st of October, at CBRNe Convergence, (www.cbrneworld.com/convergence2012), will see the Charity Auction of the carnival masks that we had especially designed for our CBRNe South America event -