This week we bring back podcast listener and disaster meteorology expert Kyle Nelson on the show to talk about how the weather influences the severity and scope of all sorts of disasters. Kyle is an educator with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center which offers no-cost social media and natural hazards training courses for responders, community partners & the public. You can connect with Kyle via our Disaster Podcast Facebook group or on Twitter at @WxKyleNelson.
We talk with Kyle about disaster weather topics to pick his brain on how weather affects disaster impacts and responses. He answers questions from Dr. Joe Holley carried over from last week’s podcast on the Gatlinburg Wildfires. One question was on the effects of humidity on wildfire risk and spread. Here’s a link to more info on fire risk and relative humidity from the National Park Service.
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