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The Exchange

Disaster Preparedness

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Ryan Lessard
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NHPR
The morning after Snowtober.

The October storm that left hundreds of thousands without power in New Hampshire may have been unlikely for this time of year, but it’s also a scenario familiar to Granite Staters who have weathered many natural disasters in recent years, including floods, ice storms, and even a tornado.  We take a look at what we’ve learned from these events, where our emergency preparedness is still lacking, and how we might fare as we head into another winter season. 

Guests:

Chris Pope: Director of New Hampshire's Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

William “Russ” Webster: National Preparedness Division Director and Federal Preparedness Coordinator for FEMA’s Boston-based division.

We'll also hear from...

George Klauber: Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management of Derry.

Gary Long: President and Chief Operating Officer of PSNH

Alisha McDevitt: News Director for WMUR.