WATCH: Responding to Wildfires amid Compounding Disasters

June 2, 2021 | ,  

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Image: The Loyalton Fire in northeast California resulted in evacuation orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, August 2020. | Manny Becerra

Responding to Wildfires amid Compounding Disasters

Held Tues. June 8th


CCST Expert Briefing on how compounding disasters, like COVID-19 and extreme heat, affect wildfire response in California.

Moderated by CCST Executive Director Amber Mace.

Expert Panelists:

Michael Méndez
Assistant Professor, UC Irvine
Urban Planning and Public Policy

Nicole Meyer-Morse
Deputy Director
FEMA Consolidated Resource Center, West

Stephen Wong
Research & Development Engineer
UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center;
Incoming Asst. Professor, Univ. of Alberta, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Oct. 2021)


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