The Morning Blend


Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted at 1:33 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 13:33:10-04

Cheryl Nelson has nearly two decades in front of the camera, in both the studio and in the field and is an Emmy-nominated and AP award-winning natural disaster preparedness expert and AMS certified meteorologist - a timely profession in today’s world. Cheryl helps save lives by teaching the public how to prepare for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, thunderstorms, wild fires, winter storms and heat waves. Cheryl has shared her preparedness tips with national and international audiences on BBC World News, “The Real” daytime talk-show, The Weather Channel, The AccuWeather Channel, Fox News Channel, CNBC and locally in various television markets. Cheryl recently hosted a national TV program titled “Get Ready America: The National Hurricane Survival Test,” which aired in 50 U.S. television markets.

Cheryl is well-known in her industry and presents at various company events and conferences about national disaster preparedness. In recognition of her work, Cheryl recently received a “FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award for Awareness to Action, Honorable Mention”. She is also a contract instructor for FEMA’s NDPTC (National Disaster Preparedness Training Center) and a recognized NOAA Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador who speaks at various conferences and events in the U.S. and Canada. She is also a Weather and Preparedness Advisor for Cummins.