This hurricane season, from June 1 through November 30th, will be”one of the most active”on the record, some of the country’s highest weather forecasters are prediction. By the end of the month, before the season has begun, there have already been two named tropical storms. And a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study placed in the can show that climate change has intensified the strength of hurricane by about 8% a decade over the past 40 years. At the same time, the infections and deaths from Covid-19, is expected to last through the summer into the fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and others.
The question now is how to and vulnerable of the region and the country as a whole will adjust to this convergence of storm and disease.
True to form, the king of the commitment of the government that it is prepared to”response and recovery from future disasters that may occur during this epidemic.” But hurricane disaster specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA)officials in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana warned that everything they do this year will slow the continued spread of the Covid-19.
“Each method we will have to be seen through through the lens of the Covid crisis,”said the Islamic law Lipner, Emergency Management Administrator for the city of Miami Beach,Florida which first began tracking the disease in January. “Can hurricane carrying the virus or do something we haven’t predicted? We are 100% on the storm surge evacuation zone”, Lipner said. “We will have to separate our evacuation of personnel from the public security professionals, drivers, and the shelter operator must have personal protective equipment(personal protective equipment). (We tell the public),’have a plan, build a kit, stay informed,’only this year’s hurricane kit will include masks, gloves and disinfectant.”
“We are in a raging force,”said Coast Guard captain Mark Gordon, chief of operations of Coast Guard Atlantic area. “Previously, if it took 72 hours before the position of the material behind a storm, maybe it will take 92 hours.” How to evacuate high-risk groups—autotrophic homes, for example–and ensure that the reaction is fully equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment issue, they are ready to answer.
Extreme weather events, withdrawal of troops, and the social alienation it is difficult, if not impossible, could become a super-spread events. With the withdrawal of Covid patients are not storm-hardened location, such as the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans, will be one of many challenges. To provide transport and long-term shelter for the sick or infected, to Supplement or replace traditional disaster shelters, with the property of the dormitory accommodation infection control, and supply everyone with personal protective equipment will be emphasized by the extension of state and local government resources.
Casey tingling, Deputy Director of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of the national security and emergency preparedness, worried about the public’s attitude during an influenza pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. “We are trying to determine if the public may have a different reaction, because unemployment and loss of income. Will they need(local evacuate)service to more, or are they unlikely to want to evacuate?” Itching said. In a super storm, they will usually plan to evacuate people by air, but with the question of whether people will be willing to get on the plane,they now see the overall state of the evacuations.
Resources are already strapped,”we cannot sustain the present(pace of disaster response),”said Lipner, Miami Beach. “We need and expect the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse us the money we spent.”
The first round of emergency funds to address the Cov of the popular injected USD 45 billion into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund, bringing the total to almost $ 80 billion dollars. However, even if this additional infusion can get use of an influenza pandemic, more hurricanes and other extreme weather events.
There are larger financial issues is imminent. Because of this epidemic, and economic collapse, countries and cities are running out of money to pay school teachers, health workers, police, firefighters, public health workers and disaster relief professionals to prepare now for the 2020 hurricane season. Local governments across the country have laid more than 15 million state and municipal workers. At the same time, the White House and Senate Republican leaders have expressed strong opposition to another financial relief package, will enable state and local governments continue to operate until the economic recovery.
The perfect storm approaches.