Mike projects the damage to be over $100 billion for Hurricane Sandy
as the eyewall is about to make landfall
Mike offers timely information to members of the audience on how to Survive, Revive and Prosper after the event of extreme weather at the St. Louis Sustainable Disaster Recovery Seminar on Monday
Mike made sure that both of his audiences had the latest up-to-date information on Hurricane Sandy before he even started his scheduled presentation. We can thank the unsung heros who kept us informed and gave the east cost time to prepare for a storm of this magnitude. I believe, if it were not for the heroic efforts of the local and national meteorologists, the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, AccuWeather and passionate scientists like Mike Smith, the death toll would be much higher. We are always thankful and appreciative of the service that the first responders and fire and emergency professionals give us in times like this, but I think we should also thank the meteorologists working behind the scenes who were the modern day Paul Reveres in this situation. Thankfully the death toll was not higher than it was due to such advanced warnings. Well done!
If you would like to read the story of how this warning system came to be it can be found in Mike's book WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather.