Lucy Jones

seismologist and author of “The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them)”

Guest

Earthquake czar for the City of Los Angeles and seismologist with the US Geological Survey; 2015 winner of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Citizen Services

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“The Big One” in California often refers to an earthquake. But seismologist Lucy Jones warns of another “Big One”: sustained rain storms that overwhelm flood control systems.

In California, are rainstorms deadlier than earthquakes?

“The Big One” in California often refers to an earthquake. But seismologist Lucy Jones warns of another “Big One”: sustained rain storms that overwhelm flood control systems.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is susceptible to the earthquakes that recently devastated Turkey and Syria. Seismologist Lucy Jones gives tips on preparing.

The ‘big one’ is inevitable. Make plans to prevent disaster

California is susceptible to the earthquakes that recently devastated Turkey and Syria. Seismologist Lucy Jones gives tips on preparing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As consecutive storms hit California, at least 16 people are dead and tens of thousands are under evacuation orders, including all of Montecito.

CA is already susceptible to major flooding. Climate change is making it worse

As consecutive storms hit California, at least 16 people are dead and tens of thousands are under evacuation orders, including all of Montecito.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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