Representatives of the EPS have recently featured in two prestigious podcasts relating to the heatwave.
As the UK sweltered in a record-breaking heatwave this week, schools closed, runways melted and train tracks buckled. And on the day the country recorded a temperature above 40C for the first time, fires destroyed homes and buildings across Greater London. What more will need to be done so the country’s infrastructure can cope in future heatwaves?
On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, Emergency Planning Society Vice Chair Stephen Arundull talked about how we should think about extreme weather events in future. He was joined by Sky’s science correspondent Thomas Moore who outlined how climate change will make our summers hotter and Kevin Groves, chief spokesperson for Network Rail, who explained how the trains and tracks coped in the heat. https://news.sky.com/story/hottest-day-on-record-how-did-the-uk-cope-12655223 #heatwave #emergencyplanning
Meanwhile emergency management planner Chris Chapman joined the Disaster Podcast, to discuss how the UK was handling the messaging around the recent heat emergency. You can listen here https://disasterpodcast.com/2022/07/uk-extreme-heat/