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"rebecca molten" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"It comes to the inland flood threat right I mean we still have some work to convinced on storm surge and I still worry that they're still could be large loss of life in a single day to storm surge if you have rapid intensification or low evacuation compliance rate but we have made a lot of progress progress on storm surge in recent years on the education of it. We're issuing warnings in the weather service storm surge watching warning the hurricane centers potential storm surge flooding map. I mean they're stored to do there but there's so much more work to do on the inland fled threat not just with the collections of warnings and products that I think need to be enhanced for the inland threat but the technology isn't even as far along we we don't have the inland inundation mapping and modeling capabilities is that we do for storm. I like Rebecca says one thing to count how many raindrops fall we use meteorologist. We tend to be a little obsessed with how many inches of rain Ryan or how many bathtubs it fills up but does that mean I could could get flooding into my house. What does that mean location specific hazards Pacific for people near the coast and inland and even if we solve all of that? I'm still convinced that we as humans in general we just are not as afraid of water or as interested in water as we are afraid of wind and interested in Rick. I was just I literally before we came in to tape this podcast. I just tweeted something because I saw a farmer out in Arkansas talking about his flooded a farm from the recent storms out in the Mid West and Great Plains and I was making the point that there's been a lot of headlines Rightfully so about the tornadoes but let's not forget the damage in from the flooding because I think flooding does not raise the same awareness it doesn't have both the same telegenic coverage and and that's and that's a shame because you look at the statistics just over the last decade flooding is taking more lives than any other weather related hazard. We're losing on average about one hundred people year in this country to flooding more than half of them in their cars and this year we're not having a good year. I mean as of this date and I fear I hope not but I fear the number will go up by the time some people listen to this but this year we've lost way more than the average number people in flooding flooding and the rate of the number of people dying in their cars and flooding is higher than historical numbers would show so we're still not as a society taking water a seriously and or we're not realizing just how dangerous it is. In light of all the wind related hazards that were so much more aware of it seems we are talking with Dr Rick Nab who is the weather channel's hurricane expert and former director of the National Hurricane Center and Rebecca Molten the natural hazards planning in disaster response meteorologist for FEMA. Now I wanna take this opportunity because I think a lot of people who Dr Nab is and then we'll have you kind of set your sort of background their second but Rebecca tell us a little bit what about Fema how you been at Fema and exactly what your responsibilities are there well. My responsibilities seem to be changing depending on what the weather is for the day. I've been with FEMA now for twelve thirteen years. Here's my memory gets foggy because volley events. We've had <hes> and I I am a meteorologist as you say and I started really to help the agency is in the southeast the eight southern states that we have from Mississippi up to North Carolina and anything up to Kentucky <hes> look at the hurricane hazards and support our states with creating good evacuation zones and understanding the hazard in getting that information out and it really expanded from there to all different hazards and my role and communicate communication is during an event I collaborate with the National Hurricane Center to communicate this information to emergency managers so primarily with the state but also with Fema and all the federal partners of the D._O._T.. Is a huge part burner of ours and obviously whether and transportation is really big deal so I've got a lot more involved in that so my role.
"rebecca molten" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"In September and finally category five Hurricane Michael Destroying homes and lives along the Florida panhandle in October with all of these storms meteorologist emergency managers had to constantly work together to refine their communication everyone in storms paths safe. Today I have two of those people at the top of their game Dr Rick Nab the previous National Hurricane Center Director and Current Weather Channel hurricane expert and Rebecca Molten Natural Hazards Planning in Disaster Response Spots meteorologist for Fema today we'll be looking back at how we did in two thousand eighteen and what we can improve upon as we start the Twenty Nineteen Atlantic Hurricane Season Dr Nab and Rebecca. Thank you for joining US Thadani. These are two of my favorite colleagues in the business and two of the best in the business too so I'm always glad to talk to people I wanted to start right with twenty nineteen because as we're taping this we're few days from the national hurricane season season. I want to go to Dr Nap I after what are your initial thoughts on the hurricane season forecast and then I wanna come the Rebecca for your initial response on how we did last year's we think about the upcoming season's I what are your initial take on the on the seasonal forecast forecast. Let's ignore it seriously there we because last year it didn't do anybody any favors and this year. I think there's so much uncertainty in it. There's nearly equal chances if you listen to the seasonal forecasters of having above or below or near average bridge season and as we saw last year when it wasn't forecast to be above average so you're how bad realize you're really in this camp that suggests that okay there may be some usefulness out there for the seasonal forecasts but I mean as we often say it only he takes one storm so with where we are the twenty nine thousand nine season. There's no sort of signal is clear signal largely because of the uncertainty and what El Nino is going to do for preparedness in for readiness you need to ignore the seasonal forecast forecast because in any year just like last year you can have a really bad season where you live and in our country overall when the season is forecast to be average or blow average and the seasonal forecast last year had some serious inaccuracies overseas but.