Preparing for Hurricane Season

Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

For some people, June means the end of school and the beginning of vacation season. For many NPLI participants, however, June marks the commencement of hurricane season. Leading the public is an essential component in preparing for large storms and resilience in their aftermath.

Rich Serino, Cohort I, former Deputy Administrator at FEMA, and current Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the NPLI, recently sat down with Juliette Kayyem to discuss hurricane preparedness on her Security Mom podcast. Kayyem is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and serves on the program faculty of the NPLI.

Listen in to learn how these fierce storms affect the population, how government works in preparedness and response, and what you can do to get ready for the wind and wet.