BONUS EPISODE: ‘You Will Pay Again and Again and Again’ for These Disasters

Michele and Igor talk to former Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, who led the response to major disasters such as hurricanes Sandy and Matthew. Fugate discusses why these disasters are getting bigger and more complex; the role of climate change; and the smartest ways to rebuild. He also talks about the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the unique challenges currently faced by the island.

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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.