Month: May 2018
Tornado Weather Response Past, Present, and Future
On this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we take a look at the history of tornado response in the U.S. and how the difficult lessons learned in those major responses improved systems across the country. Joining the show is disaster weather expert and meteorologist Kyle Nelson, returning guest and meteorologist Becky DePodwin (@wx_becks on Twitter), and Oklahoma paramedic and emergency management operations expert Chris Prutzman.
Disaster Weather Preparedness with Becky DePodwin, Part 2
In this second half of the episode, we look at preparedness for weather-related disasters. We cover a review of last season's disasters including the various hurricanes to hit the coast of the U.S. and island territories. We also look at how previous events color a community's risk perception and their reaction to things like evacuation orders.
Disaster Weather with Becky DePodwin, Part 1
In the first of this two-part episode on weather-related disaster coverage, we discuss meteorologist Becky DePodwin'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.
CPR and Disaster Cardiac Arrest Episode
In this episode, we talk about some of the unique situations where a patient in cardiac arrest may be viable in disaster settings. Part of this is a look at the amazing research Dr. Joe Holley has been involved with regarding human cadaver-based CPR research. He and his team work to better understand the physiology of cardiac arrest, CPR, and survivable resuscitation.