Severe Weather Preparedness – This Chat is Closed


My name is Len Wert, and I am the Deputy Regional Administrator for Operations at the NRC’s Region II Office in Atlanta. I started with the agency in 1987 in a variety of positions, including Resident Inspector. During my time at the NRC, I’ve responded to more than my share of severe weather events, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2005, I was the assistant team leader for the Hurricane Season Lesson Learned Task Force. 

I have a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida and served seven years active duty as a submarine officer and instructor in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program.

I look forward to answering your questions about how the NRC keeps nuclear plants prepared for severe weather – and how we, at the NRC, respond to big events like hurricanes in our area.

Check out this video, NRC Hurricane Preparedness – Are YOU Ready? on our YouTube channel.