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Deploying to Puerto Rico in the Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona
On September 19, 2022, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico, five years to the day of Hurricane Maria. Four days after, Mayor Eric Adams sent a multiagency team of New York City employees to assess the island’s needs after the hurricane. The team was comprised of employees from the New York City Emergency Management Department, New York City Department of Buildings, New York City Department of Design and Construction, New York City Police Department, and New York City Parks Department. Over the two-week deployment, team members visited over 47 municipalities and gathered information on structural damage to public and private buildings, roads, parks and other vulnerable facilities.
On the latest episode of ‘Prep Talk’, team member Jason Rolon, deputy director of construction safety and engineering with the Department of Buildings, discussed the differences in the inspections after the earthquakes in Puerto Rico in 2020 and the damages from Hurricane Fiona. Jose Torres, a climber, pruner and crew chief also with NYC Parks Department shared the potential dangers from uprooted trees after the hurricane, in addition to their impact to overhead electrical cables, roadways and critical infrastructure.
Prep Talk - Episode 85: Ten Years After Superstorm Sandy
As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, New York City Emergency Management staff members reflect on the historic storm and the unprecedented impacts New York City faced. The storm forever changed New York City and was a pivotal moment in creating change to combat climate change and the increase in extreme weather events.
On this episode of “Prep Talk” Herman Schaffer, deputy commissioner of community engagement and Heather Roiter, assistant commissioner of risk and recovery at NYC Emergency Management, discuss the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Sandy and the role that NYC Emergency Management played during the preparedness, response and recovery stages. They also discuss lessons the City has learned, programs implemented since the destructive storm hit, and how they prepare for future storms.
¡Prepárate! A Conversation with NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez
¡Prepárate! A Conversation with NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez by NYC Emergency Management
Prep Talk - Episode 83: Coordination with Utility Partners
Prep Talk - Episode 83: Coordination with Utility Partners by NYC Emergency Management
Prep Talk - Episode 82: Strategic Plan/Talent Retention and Recruitment
The latest episode of “Prep Talk” podcast highlights the strategic plan as well as one its key priorities: talent retention and recruitment, and the agency’s goal for its workforce to reflect the communities it serves. The new episode featuring NYC Emergency Management Monitoring and Evaluation Program Manager Jimmy Deats and Deputy Director of Talent & Culture Veronica Geager.
Prep Talk - Episode 81: Preparing for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
On the latest episode of “Prep Talk,” Matthew Rosencrans, lead hurricane season outlook forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, discusses the science behind the outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. He reveals what sparked his interest in meteorology and how he got started in field. Rosencrans also shares how NOAA fits into the disaster cycle and how they work with emergency management agencies when disasters occur. He has experienced a variety of severe weather events and discusses how it shaped his outlook of the future.
Informative and Enganging
Very informative podcast about relevant topics on emergency preparedness in New York City. It’s enjoyable to listen to, engaging, spot-on with everything I need to know. Keep up the good work Omar and Allison. Looking forward to more!
I love this!!! It’s very informative and keeps us New Yorkers up to date.
A Must Listen for New Yorkers
Very informative and useful information for New Yorkers delivered in an approachable way!