Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Superstorm Sandy +2 years - What have we learned?

As we watch, day after day, the government response to a potential Ebola crisis, we are reminded of so many mistakes that various government agencies have made in response to other disasters. It hardly fills us with confidence.

Katrina, of course, remains in all our minds. And more recently Superstorm Sandy, exactly two years ago, where municipal response, particularly in NY City, would have embarrassed even the Keystone Cops.

Kathryn Miles, in Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, dives deep into Sandy. What she tells us could, if we pay attention, save a lot of lives in the future.

My conversation with Kathryn Miles:

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