How to Prepare for a Disaster

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A resident goes through personal belongings in a parking lot next to a fire damaged Arby's restaurant on October 9, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At least 15 people are reported dead due to the 16 fires raging across Northern California. The fires have burned over 100,000 acres and over 2,000 homes and structures. In this segment, we talk to a panel of experts about disaster preparedness and tools for communication during an emergency. And we would like to hear from you: what questions do you have about preparing for a disaster?

Barry Pilger,
lost his home in the Oakland Hills fires in 1991; served on Citizens Advisory Committee of the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District
Paul Rogers, managing editor, KQED Science
Sarah Reith, reporter, KZYZ
Lise Ann St-Denis, research scientist, University of Colorado, Boulder
Kevin Van Leer, Wildfire Product Manager, RMS

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