emergency responders in Hurricane Harvey U.S Border Patrol riverine agents launch an air boat in a Houston, Texas suburb as they evacuate residents in the flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Glenn Fawcett)

LISTEN: Lessons Learned from Harvey and Harris County Chemical Plant Fire

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) hosts the regularly scheduled NACCHO Podcast Series Podcast from Washington. In this episode, Ian Goldstein and Eli Briggs discuss the House passage of the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Education appropriations bill and the public health implications. They also discuss NACCHO Annual 2019 activities.

Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Chief of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Harris County Public Health Jennifer Kiger. They discussed the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and the value of storytelling when it comes to emergency preparedness. They also discussed the chemical plant fire in eastern Harris County that happened in March.

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