Disaster Zone Podcast: Warning the Public in New York City

The challenge of warning the public in a large metropolitan city.

Check out the latest Disaster Zone Podcast: "Warning the Public in New York City."

This is another interview with Deanna Criswell, commissioner for New York City Emergency Management. In this podcast we explore how the city approaches warning, what technological tools they use and the success they have had in getting citizens to sign up for their commercial warning system. Hint: They have 10 percent of 8 million people subscribed!

Imagine also having to deal with a population that has a very high percentage of people who speak English as a second language or only speak their own native language. 

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.