Hurricane Irma Sunday TrackIn this special episode, we have Dr. Joe Holley on to talk about the deployments and outlook on the ground from the incident support team (IST) inbound to southern Florida on Sunday afternoon (9/10). Also on the show is Kyle Nelson our disaster weather expert with an update the progress of Hurricane Irma as it tracks up the west coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico.

Joe looks at the broad federal response for Hurricane Irma from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico and, of course, Florida as the storm hits the mainland today (Sunday, 9/10). Kyle provides an overview of the forecast and the hazards associated with this storm.

More Episodes to Come From Irma Response

We will be bringing you more special updates from our deployed Disaster Podcast team members as we get them in.

Stay tuned here to the Disaster Podcast website at or on our Disaster Podcast Facebook group for updates and discussion.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

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