• Managing Disasters: A Look at Hurricane Ida in Louisiana

    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.

  • Police Response in Disasters with Danny R. Smith

    Retired L.A. County Sheriff's Office Detective Danny R Smith joins Disaster Podcast co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis on this episode. The three of them talk about police response to disaster situations and how they work alongside other first responders to ensure community safety and recovery.

  • Disaster Podcast Clinical Topic: Crush Syndrome

    In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, Dr. Joe Holley comes on the show to drop in with a clinical review of Crush Syndrome. Disaster Meteorologist Kyle Nelson stops by, too, and discusses recent severe weather events and the activity in the tropics.

  • Hurricane Ida’s Aftermath Across the Country

    After Hurricane Ida pummeled the gulf coast of Louisiana, it tracked north east across the United States until it passed over the mid-atlantic and northeastern states. It caused record rainfall in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York bringing life threatening flash-flooding to areas ill-prepared for the sudden inundation.

  • Podcast Response as Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall

    The eye of Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana earlier this afternoon CST (Sunday August 29, 2021). The Disaster Podcast Team pulls together our weather and emergency preparedness experts (Dan and Becky DePodwin respectively) to give their impressions of impacts on the ground as Ida continues moving northward towards the Mississippi/Louisiana border.

  • Hurricane Ida Prelude Episode

    Meteorologist Kyle Nelson joins the Disaster Podcast team this week to give a preview of suspected impacts from Hurricane Ida on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. He also talked about the recent Tennessee flooding events that caused numerous deaths and millions in damage to property. All of these events point to an increase in severe weather events predicted as the volatility of climate change continues to have widespread impacts.

  • Haiti Earthquake Triple Disaster Threat

    This week we look at the response in Haiti to the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake there. They've endured a triple threat in their disaster response as they are not only dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake. They also have endured the passing Tropical Storms Fred and Grace, along with increasing COVID infections among the population.

  • Covid, Climate, and Weather Preparedness

    Dr. Joe Holley kicks off the episode with a COVID update focusing on the Delta Variant and its impacts on patients across the country and around the world. He also expresses worry about healthcare professionals and hospital staff in the face increasing patient loads and lack of resources to treat them. He urges the need to get people vaccinated to lessen the load on the healthcare system.

  • Dual Updates This Week on the Disaster Podcast

    Dr. Joe Holley returns to the podcast with another Surfside, Florida condo collapse update. He was working there as part of the Federal Incident Support Team (IST). He talks about the extremely dangerous nature of this particular rescue effort and the overall wellness of the USAR teams working there and reiterates the extremely difficult technical nature of this rescue and recovery effort.

  • Report From the Ground at Surfside Building Collapse Rescue

    Dr. Joe Holley joins the podcast live from Surfside, Florida where he is working on the rescue efforts as part of the Federal Incident Support Team (IST). He talks about the extremely dangerous nature of this particular rescue effort and the overall wellness of the USAR teams working there.

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