GeoTrek

by GeoTrek

GeoTrek investigates the impacts of extreme weather and natural disasters on individuals and communities. Our goal is to help improve your decision making, risk assessment and communication related to extreme events, so you can take action to make yourself, your family and your community more resilient. Our guests include scientists, storm chasers, farmers, urban planners, disaster response professionals, and travelers/ explor ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • The Atlas Mountains Earthquake in the Kingdom of Morocco on September 8, 2023

    The Atlas Mountains Earthquake in the Kingdom of Morocco on September 8, 2023

    On September 8, 2023, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, in northwest Africa, inflicting more than 2,900 fatalities. This podcast provides on-the-ground interviews from the Kingdom of Morocco, including interviews with earthquake survivors in an earthquake tent village, and perspectives about the pros and cons of traditional versus modern building styles for disaster resiliency.

  • Perspectives from the CNC Connect Conference

    Perspectives from the CNC Connect Conference

    This podcast highlights interviews with seven participants from the CNC Connect Conference in Mobile, Alabama, from Jan 8-10, 2024. The conference brought together hundreds of professionals in the insurance services and extreme weather response industries. We also interview seasonal hurricane forecasting expert Phil Klotzbach to get a sneak peek of what we may expect next hurricane season.

  • Virginia's Deadliest Natural Disaster - Hurricane Camille's Floods and Landslides in 1969

    Virginia's Deadliest Natural Disaster - Hurricane Camille's Floods and Landslides in 1969

    After striking the Gulf Coast as a cat-5 hurricane in 1969, Camille inflicted the deadliest disaster in Virginia's history, killing 114 people in catastrophic floods and landslides near Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. This podcast interviews three storm survivors on live interviews recorded at the Nelson County Historical Society's Oakland Museum.

  • Top 10 Memories of the GeoTrek Podcast from The Past Year (2023)

    Top 10 Memories of the GeoTrek Podcast from The Past Year (2023)

    This episode provides the top 10 memories from the GeoTrek podcast during the past calendar year (2023).

  • Perspectives from The 22nd Bell County Water Symposium in Central Texas

    Perspectives from The 22nd Bell County Water Symposium in Central Texas

    Stakeholders at the 22nd Bell County Water Symposium came together to discuss the future of water in Central Texas, in an area that has observed severe droughts and explosive population growth in recent decades.