Is the Government Equipped to Handle More Natural Disasters?

Is the Government Equipped to Handle More Natural Disasters?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Oct 15, 2018 1:00 pm
  • 21:34 mins

Guest: Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Rescue efforts are still underway in the path of Hurricane Michael, which tore into Florida’s panhandle last week. Residents in the storm’s path through Florida, Georgia and Alabama are being warned by FEMA to prepare for extended power outages. Hurricane Michael is just the latest of a dozen weather and climate disasters in the US this year bringing losses of more than billion dollars each. Where is the balance of emergency response and prevention in US federal and local policy?

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