Jamie Rhome is the Storm Surge Specialist and Team Lead at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, and serves as a subject matter expert on storm surge and coastal inundation for the National Weather Service’s hurricane program. He is also the NOAA representative for the tri-agency (NOAA, FEMA, Army Corp. of Engineers) National Hurricane Program (NHP).
Mr. Rhome oversees the National Hurricane Center’s Storm Surge Unit, which produces official storm surge forecasts during tropical cyclone threats to the United States, supports the Nation’s hurricane warning program, and facilitates post-storm response and recovery efforts. During the offseason, he leads storm surge research and development activities at the NHC including updates to the storm surge modeling system, development of new products, and post-storm analysis and validation studies. Mr. Rhome also participates in the National Hurricane Center’s outreach program by participating in hurricane preparedness activities, addressing government, industrial, and private groups, participating in discussions and partaking in numerous radio and television media interviews. Finally, Mr. Rhome serves as a subject matter expert on a World Meteorological Team aimed at improving storm surge predictive capabilities within other Nations, especially within the Caribbean and Central America.
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