Managing Disasters: A Look at Hurricane Ida in Louisiana

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Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana coast with major disaster winds and dangerous amounts of rainfall causing serious flooding across the state. Emergency Managers there, no strangers to storms and their aftermath, implemented their plans for response and recovery.

Today on the show, we have Chris Hector, Administrative Director for Louisiana Response Network, and Tim Conley, Mission Leader for Response Systems, Inc. They come on the show to discuss how local, state, and federal response teams managed keeping emergency services like ambulances and hospital ERs open.

Also on the show were Dr. Joe Holley, Sam Bradely, and Jamie Davis.

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Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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