NPR logo

Disaster Mitigation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4054954/4054955" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Disaster Mitigation

U.S.

Disaster Mitigation

Disaster Mitigation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4054954/4054955" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

From once-pristine beaches full of debris to beach-front condos that are now more beach than condo, rebuilding from this summer's hurricanes raises questions of costs and benefits. We discuss recovering from disaster: what it takes and who pays.

Guests:

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, professor and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University

Dr. Dennis Mileti, retired director of the Natural Hazard Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado. Author, Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States" National Academies Press

David Maurstad, acting Director of Mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency