The devistating impacts of Hurricane Sandy are a stark reminder of how dramatically and suddenly natural disasters can impact large regions of our country. Key leaders are working to make their communities more resiliant to storms like Sandy, saving lives and protecting property. The most prominant voices responding to Hurricane Sandy will be speaking at the Disasters and Environment conference and will be sharing their experiences and developing new strategies to prepare for moments like these.
We invite you to tune in to what some of our conference speakers are saying about hurricane Sandy. Below, please find articles, excerpts, and live feeds from influential figures in the natural disasters arena.
Audio Interviews hosted by Ed Saltzberg, Ph.D, Managing Director, Security and Sustainability Forum
Frank Nutter (President, Reinsurance Association of America)
Frank Nutter discusses hurricane Sandy , how it impacts the insurance industry, the combination of private insurance and the Federal flood insurance program for individuals and business and the Stafford Act, which authorizes funding for infrastructure, as well as the role the insurance industry plays in promoting more resilient communities through building codes and government policies
Chris Portier, Ph.D. (Director, CDC's National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances)
In this clip, Chris Portier defines cascading disasters using Hurricane Sandy as an example. The full interview is available here.
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