We are talking everything on disaster weather topics in this episode of the podcast. We have a special guest, meteorologist Becky DePodwin (@wx_becks) on the show to share her expertise with us and doubling our meteorologist cred because our disaster weather expert Kyle is on the show, too.
In the first of this two-part episode, we discuss Becky’s background in everything from storm chasing to working in the Accuweather forecast center in State College, Pennsylvania, to her transition to a focus on emergency management. She also is the host or co-host of two different podcasts:
In this first episode, we look at mental health and the psychological cost of weather-related disasters. What makes people correctly assess their risk for disasters and what leads them to develop things like PTSD in relation to later disasters when they have a near miss or even just watch disaster coverage on TV?
Also on this episode is Dr. Joe Holley, Kyle Nelson, and co-hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.
Disaster Never Sleeps, Neither Do We
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