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090:  Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

090: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Topic: It’s “Just” Rain: Weather Events Impacting Rural Communities In This Episode: 02:41  Laura explains the impacts of extreme weather in smaller rural communities. 05:48  Laura states some of the resources that help small communities recover from a weather event. 08:49  Laura talks about what a disaster declaration is. 10:30  Laura tells if the weekly average of a federal disaster declaration is an increase from past years. 14:36  Laura mentions some strategies that communities can engage in when a disaster hits. 19:35  Laura states how to integrate weather events into planning. 22:46  Laura tells how communities can learn what they should be doing to be prepared. 23:41  Laura comments on how consultants on your behalf get paid. Co-Host: Kif Scheuer is the Climate Change Program Director at the Local Government Commission (LGC). Kif is a solution-oriented sustainability professional with a strong history of engaging diverse audiences in real-world climate protection efforts through