Storm Chasing with Gary Christmann

Gary Christmann has over 28 years of paid and volunteer experience in several areas within emergency services. He worked for the St Louis Emergency Management Agency for 18 years within the Department of Public Safety. Mr Christmann was the Deputy Commander of the Missouri Disaster Response System (MoDRS). Currently he is the Lead Deputy Commander of the State MO-1 DMAT/DMORT and a board member for the Interstate Disaster Medical Cooperative (IDMC). So, what does a guy like this do for fun? He’s s storm chaser!

With additional commentary from our disaster manager/meteorologist, Becky DePodwin, we learn about what storm chasing is, why people do it, and how they find the right storms. Gary talks about the dangers of unpredictable storms and how to avoid disaster. They both shared personal stories of favorite moments, most frightening moments and why they would do it again. This one is not to be missed!

Join co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, along with disaster emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin, as they chat with Gary about his adventures chasing severe weather events.

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