In this episode, we spend most of our time discussing the impacts and rescue efforts surrounding the recent chemical explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Joe Holley discusses the systemic medical impacts to the city’s infrastructure as well as the USAR (urban search and rescue) challenges faced by responders.
Also on the show, our disaster weather expert, Becky DePodwin, also gives us a tropical weather update on Hurricane Isaias in the aftermath of its landfall in North Carolina and it’s sweep up through the northeastern U.S. You can keep track of updates at the National Hurricane Center Website at Hurricanes.gov.
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