Covid 19 is not the first pandemic to attack humanity, and won't be the last. Changes occur in health, society, research and finances. Kate Fairweather and Co Host Barb Lonsky discuss the side effects and after effects of pandemics on humanity.
Since it's December, the season of miracles, Kate and Barb discuss miraculous disaster survivals. Babies and tornados, church members and explosions, airplane crashes and surviving a tsunami are all covered. Plus there's discussion about surviving childhood in the 1960s. Merry Christmas
Diane is the CEO of Disasterscope, Inc. and author of Resilient Americans: We May Not Have It All Together But Together We Have It All. Diane talks about her work as a disaster professional and how she would like to build more compassion into the current disaster response and system.
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.