Wildfires. Flooding. Hurricanes. These all come to mind when one thinks of natural disasters. There have been many this year including the most recent flooding in Tennessee where at least 21 people died and many more are still missing. But just how natural are these disasters? What role does disaster preparedness have in mitigating the damage done if there isn’t equity in the system?
Joining us to discuss this is Chauncia Willis, a certified emergency manager and CoFounder and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management and Jacob Remes, a historian and clinical associate professor at NYU who is also the director of the Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies.