As the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey recede, the death toll in Texas continues to rise and thousands of people remain displaced. Attention is now shifting to the destruction from Hurricane Irma in Florida and other southeast coastal states. The Seminole Tribe of Florida closed their tribal offices and began warning its citizens of potential dangers long before the storm made landfall. It’s a good time to remind ourselves about ways to prepare for disasters ahead of time. We’ll also find out how tribes are responding to natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.
Anna Edwards (Okay owingeh) – resident of Houston, Texas and board member of the Native American Chamber of Commerce
Vincent B. Davis – founder and president of Preparedness Matters Disaster Consulting
Jake Heflin (Osage) – president of iTEMA (inter-Tribal Emergency Management Association)
Break music: Wiconi (song) Primeaux & Mike (artist) Road to Peace (album)