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Charlotte Talks

Disaster Preparedness


Disaster Preparedness This Spring, we've witnessed numerous natural disasters from monster tornadoes to massive flooding. Although it seems the frequency of these extraordinary events has increased, natural disasters have been and always will be with us. So, what have we learned from those that have already occurred that will help us be better prepared? Help us to increase survival rates? Help us to restore order and recover more quickly? We'll look at that. Guests Dr. Tom Birkland - Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State University Dr. David Young - Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte Mike Sprayberry - Asst. Director of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Brian Zapata - Engineer at Zapata Engineering Add and read comments