The weather has been wild this summer,and the town of Leominster was struck with a massive rainfall and subsequent flooding this week. A warm-water-fueled Hurricane Lee is approaching New England. You may be wondering about how well your town is prepared for abnormal weather in a warming world. We talk to the head of emergency planning for a typical Massachusetts town. Listen in to find out what you may need to know.
The reading list:
- NYT on Leominster flooding
- NBC Boston on flooding
- Photos from MASSLIVE
- The Weather Channel on Leominster
- Resources available on Town page
- Hazard mitigation plan
- Home emergency guide
- ** See the page that collects all the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes listed here.
- Find the current global CO2 ppm here
- How many days ‘til 2030?
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.
Thanks for listening.