Storm Chaser at the Ottumwa Public Library
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:08


Eddy Weiss is a rising star on the speaking circuit and its no wonder.  With his history in weather monitoring and research, his unique perspective will intrigue any audience.  With his background in emergency management, disaster response and firefighting, his insight has created hundreds of presentations that have become a valuable resource for many.

From comedy to tragedy, from anecdotes to adventure stories, from the thrill of the chase to the chase of the thrill, audiences are captivated by each and every program.  

Eddy will be in Ottumwa at the Public Library on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm for a presentation on natural disasters, including tornados and other weather phenomenon.  He will share his experiences and expertise through entertaining anecdotes as well as educating the public.

Buckled into “Dorothy”, his storm chase vehicle, Eddy Weiss has appeared on countless television programs across the nation as he not only shared his messages of disaster preparedness, but became a well-known story-teller and inspirational speaker. Dorothy was donated to the Sci-Tech Children's Museum in Aurora, Illinois in early September of 2009 not ending her career, but giving her a new one as she will now be used to educate thousands more as a hands-on severe weather safety display.

Currently, Eddy serves as Assistant Director of Chasing4Life as well as for The Whirlwind Foundation .  Eddy has been recognized for his work by community organizations, churches, schools and civic groups throughout the United States, and has recently received a Presidential award for a lifetime of service to America’s communities.

The Friends of the Ottumwa Public Library organization is sponsoring the Horizon Lecture Series.



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