Episode 73

In the new millennium, the United States has been struck by dozens of tropical cyclones, ranging from rain-soaked tropical storms to catastrophic Category 5 hurricanes. Regardless of the intensity, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more commonly known as FEMA, has been in place for every single event. Today, we have the current acting administrator Pete Gaynor with us. In just a short period of time in office, he has had to manage intense river flooding in the Midwest this spring and currently Hurricane Dorian scraping up the Southeast coast. We’ll discuss how his journey has unfolded thus far and how his extensive background in Emergency Management has prepared him for the task.