May 7, 2020
Hurricane season starts in a few weeks, but officials across the
country have their hands full managing COVID-19. Experts suggest we
may be on the verge of another wave of infections as states end
their stay-at-home orders. So what happens if a hurricane or other
major natural hazard hits the US during the pandemic?
We hear from worried local officials as they try to prepare
for threats on two fronts.
And with climate change exacerbating natural hazards and
infectious diseases, what can the federal government do to be
better prepared for an increasingly dangerous world? What does Joe
Biden's climate messaging tell us about how he would handle the
immediate impacts of the climate crisis?