Disaster Recovery Roundtable
This podcast is a platform to explore, engage, and educate the emergency management community and will feature guests from diverse emergency management disciplines to discuss mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery topics intended to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices. Episode topics are developed from our team of disaster experts, listeners, and the clients we serve. If you have a suggestion for a topic for a future episode, please click here.
This podcast series is also available on a wide variety of your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, PodcastAddict, and many more.
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California continues recovery efforts from a historic wildfire season which included some of the largest fires (in acreage burned) in state history. Ryan Buras, Deputy Director with Cal OES discusses California's efforts to recover from and prepare for the next season.
As the first vaccines start rolling out, each state will be required to manage the vaccine distribution process to ensure targeted populations, health care workers, nursing home patients, etc. are able to receive the initial doses.
How Local United Ways Disaster Services Program is Supporting Communities After Hurricanes, Wildfires, Pandemics, and Other Events
The United Way has a dedicated Disaster Services division to support local chapters and the communities they serve in preparing and recovering from disasters. This support includes preparing the chapters and their staff to be prepared for events in their community, in addition to positioning their resources to support the recovery of the entire community from events.
A look back at the 2020 Hurricane Season – An Interview with Hurricane Researcher and Forecaster Dr. Phil Klotzbach
The 2020 hurricane season resulted in historic impacts across the U.S. including a record five landfalling storms hitting Louisiana. To put this historic season in perspective we welcome back Dr. Phil Klotzbach — one of the world’s leading researchers in tropical meteorology and heads up the research division at Colorado State University.
The United Way of the Mohawk Valley serves Oneida and Herkimer Counties in the Utica area of Upstate New York. The agency supports a variety of community programs including food banks, after school programs, job and career programs, tax filing services, and hosting the communities 2-1-1 network.
During 2020, the United Way has stepped up to fill in the gaps typically provided by local organizations and agencies, including food banks, and other necessary services lacking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sonoma County California has been impacted by numerous weather-related disasters. These events have changed how Sonoma County prepares for disasters by improving mitigation efforts, expanding community outreach programs, increasing funding for emergency management, and providing multiple sources to alert the public of threats.