With all the COVID 19 stuff going on, many Americans may not be aware that part of our country, Puerto Rico has been suffering devastating earthquakes since the beginning of the year. Hundreds are unhoused, sleeping in their cars and worried for the next one to hit.
This is after two incredibly destructive hurricanes in 2017 that killed an estimated 1400 to 2900 American citizens, the earthquake swarm of 2020 has caused massive damage to homes, businesses and utilities.
Americans in Puerto Rico could use our help with infrastructure upgrades and repairs, relaxing of restrictive import laws and perhaps even becoming the 51st state. They pay taxes just like the rest of us, but don't have representation in congress. And how fair is that?
After a disaster and before you can move back into your home, you may need immediate emergency housing. This can be a Red Cross shelter, a mobile home, a tent or one of many other innovative housing ideas.Discussion with Liz Root, Disaster Assistance specialist.
Kate and co host Barb Lonsky discuss the COVID-19 coronavirus, its causes, presentations, treatments, and protection.
Kate has a 40 year background in emergency management with special studies in pandemic response.
Barb has a 35 year medical background of respiratory therapy and accompanying experience with previous viral and other infections.
Learn what to do and why you should. And stay safe.
In our interview with Dr. Richard Oelberger we discuss trauma and its effects on disaster survivors, relief workers and police who encounter these difficult situations. Richard has his own podcast about sports psychology, RichardListens on Spotify and Instagram.
In the early morning hours of April 27th, 1865, America's biggest maritime disaster occurred just north of Memphis on the Mississippi River. The riverboat Sultana exploded, killing approximately 2100 recently released Union prisoners on their way home after the war. It's the biggest little disaster you never heard of.
Co-Host John Horrell discusses his recent mandatory evacuation from his home for the Kincade fire in Sonoma County California. John discusses his experience evacuating with three cats, dos and don'ts and strategies for planning and escaping safely.
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The Great Molasses Flood, sometimes referred to locally as the Boston Molassacre, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. This event killed 21 people and created a 40-foot wave of molasses which buckled the elevated railroad tracks, crushed buildings and inundated the neighborhood.
In 2008 the Georgia sugar refinery explosion was an industrial disaster that occurred on February 7, 2008, in Port Wentworth, Georgia. Fourteen people were killed and forty injured when a dust explosion occurred at a sugar refinery owned by Imperial Sugar.