A look at the impact of Hurricane Florence one week after the storm hit the east coast of the U.S. With flood waters still rising, we bring you reports from the field with Dr. Joe Holley in North Carolina with the IST (Incident Support Team) and Dr. Ben Abo in South Carolina with Florida Task Force 1 USAR team. Both of them spell out what they’ve been doing in the past week and what they anticipate for the future of the deployment.
The episode kicks off with a brief weather update from our disaster weather expert, Becky DePodwin. She lays out the final reports of the low-pressure system that was the hurricane as it exits through the northeastern U.S. We also briefly discuss the outlook for a further week of flooding and response for people on the ground in North and South Carolina.
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