In this episode, we get a last-minute update from our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson on the status of Hurricane Michael. The category 4 (nearly 5) hurricane made landfall at 1 PM CT in the area of Mexico Beach, Florida in the western panhandle area of the state. Areas to the east stretching around towards Tampa are calling for up to fourteen feet of storm surge above mean high tide.
We also were lucky enough to catch up with Dr. Joe Holley, deployed with Tennessee Task Force One USAR team just north and west of the storm’s landfall. They have been spending the day checking their gear and vehicles in preparation for deploying in behind the storm first thing tomorrow morning. Also on the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis.
Stand by for more updates from the field as we are able to bring them to you with Dr. Joe, Dr. Ben Abo, and other members of the Disaster Podcast community.
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