Hurricane Season 2017 Media

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NCDP experts weigh in on the response and recovery efforts related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

USA Today: Maria’s smallest victims: In Puerto Rico, children’s mental health a growing concern
November 5, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener explains the impact of large hurricanes like Maria and Katrina on children

11Alive.com: Maria’s smallest victims: In Puerto Rico, children’s mental health a growing concern
November 5, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on long-term impacts on children post major disaster

The Salem News: Our view: Be prepared for natural disasters — and zombies
November 5, 2017
NCDP study on individual and family preparedness quoted

Christian Science Monitor: After Maria: Boston uses schools as one-stop shop to assist Puerto Rican families
November 3, 2017
NCDP collaborative study on impacts of Hurricane Katrina on children quoted

Phys.org: New York is still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy, five years later
October 24, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on lessons learned after Hurricane Sandy

Marketplace.org: The Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with turning the lights back on in Puerto Rico
October 20, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on federal disaster response efforts in Puerto Rico

Miami Herald: ‘Oh, my God, this is crazy!’ The 911 calls as nursing home residents died
October 16, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on how in an emergency it is important for both sides — 911 callers and operators — to convey and understand a sense of urgency.

The Real News: Better Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Money
October 13, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch questions why we spend so much money on relief when there are much greater cost savings in disaster mitigation

Daily News: Members of Congress call for investigation into underreporting in Puerto Rico death toll
October 12, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on the challenges of accurately assessing toll after a major disaster

Daily Mail: Puerto Rico’s hurricane-wracked environment faces long recovery
October 5, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on ecological damage post-Hurricane Maria

New Republic: Is the Debacle in Puerto Rico All Trump’s Fault?
October 3, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener weighs in after a visit to Puerto Rico

Opposing Views: Where Natural Disasters Are Most Likely To Hit
September 28, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch questions lack of spending on preparation and resilience

AM New York: New York City comes together to support Puerto Rico
September 28, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on the difficulties of ‘the last mile’ during disaster response

Mashable: Puerto Rico hurricane crisis worsens: Here’s why this could be Trump’s Katrina
September 27, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on the federal response to the major hurricanes

The Hill: President defends Puerto Rico response amid NFL furor
September 26, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on the government’s response in Puerto Rico

New Republic: America’s Natural Disaster Response Is Its Own Disaster
September 26, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on FEMA response and disaster funding

NY Daily News: Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello begs Pentagon for more resources in wake of Hurricane Maria
September 25, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener quoted on federal disaster response coordination

ABC Local 10 News: Florida Keys’ homeless residents ask FEMA for mobile homes
September 23, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener quoted on post hurricane mobile housing needs

Huffington Post: Puerto Rico’s Power Outage Could Be A Death Sentence For Many
September 21, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on power outage-related critical concerns in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria

Marketplace: Puerto Rico takes on major sheltering effort as Maria strikes Caribbean [AUDIO]
September 20, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on sheltering concerns in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria

Huffington Post: How Houston Can Become Stronger After Hurricane Harvey
September 19, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch quoted on long-term recovery and resiliency

AP: FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall
September 16, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on the importance of the gap between supply and demand with regard to disaster relief resources

Houston Chronicle: Floodwaters gone in South Houston, but no sign of FEMA
September 15, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch quoted on disaster relief prioritization

Dukes of Hazard Podcast: What the f*** just happened [AUDIO]
September 13, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch discusses Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with the hosts of the emergency management themed podcast

i24 News: At least eight senior citizens die due to Irma [VIDEO]
September 13, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on the tragic deaths of senior citizens in Florida from heatstroke after Hurricane Irma

Houston Chronicle: Rosenberg and other overlooked communities digging out from Harvey, too
September 13, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch quoted on the challenges of recovery facing vulnerable populations

Politico: Democrats hold their fire on climate change
September 12, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch quoted on the political response to the link between climate change and hurricanes

Axios: Hurricane Victims’ Healthcare Needs
September 12, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener lists key concerns in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Christian Science Monitor: Post-Katrina lessons for Harvey’s returning students
September 11, 2017
NCDP adjunct research scientist Dr. Lori Peek on findings from an NCDP/Children’s Health Fund study regarding the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children, with implications for the long-term recovery of children post Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read the study.

Daily Mail: Why Irma Wasn’t as Catastrophic in Florida as Feared
September 11, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener’s assessment of evacuation and recovery efforts

WNYC | The Brian Lehrer Show: Hurricane Irma Preparedness
September 8, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener talks about how individuals and governments prepare

i24 News: Monster Hurricane Pushes Towards Florida [VIDEO]
September 7, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch interviewed on potentially catastrophic risks posed by Hurricane Irma

New York Times: In Houston, a Terrifying Real-Life Lesson for Disaster-Prone Cities
September 5. 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener quoted on New York City’s relationship to large scale disasters like Harvey

Deseret News: Katrina and now Houston show how people, not just government, are key to effective disaster response
September 1, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch provides detailed insight on the systems response efforts during disasters like Harvey

Climate Liability News: As Harvey’s Price Tag Skyrockets, a Reckoning on Climate Costs Looms
September 1, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch on disaster funding ramifications

NBC News: The Unexpected Health Impacts of a Hurricane
August 31, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener on the various health concerns related to flooding

Bloomberg: Flights to Houston Restart in Early Sign of Hurricane Recovery
August 30, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch quoted on community economic recovery in Harvey’s aftermath

BBC News: Interview with Jeff Schlegelmilch on Hurricane Harvey [VIDEO]
August 30, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch is interviewed by BBC News on key issues related to Hurricane Harvey response

i24 News: Hurricane Harvey Sparks Climate Change Debate [VIDEO] 
August 30, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch discusses the link between climate change and Hurricane Harvey at a roundtable discussion

ABC News: Grim Reality in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: More Dead
August 30, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch weighs on potential fatalities and vulnerabilities during Hurricane Harvey

State of the Planet Blog: Recovery from Hurricane Harvey Could Take 15 Years
August 29, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener predicts a long drawn out recovery for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey

ABC7/WJLA: Harvey disaster relief could provide rare moment of bipartisanship in Congress
August 29, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch stresses the importance of swift and decisive political and legislative leadership to aid in Hurricane Harvey recovery

Fortune: The Biggest Test Trump Faces With Hurricane Harvey
August 28, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch talks about presidential leadership in the context of Hurricane Harvey

Marketplace: Where to house people during a disaster?
August 28, 2017
Jeff Schlegelmilch quoted on the use of mega-shelters during disasters

Boston Herald: Flood worries rising, Harvey dumps massive rains on Texas
August 27, 2017
Dr. Irwin Redlener warns of phenomenal rainfall and flooding with the landfall of Hurricane Harvey