MIL-OSI Video: LEARN FROM THE PAST: Working Hurricane Agnes #Agnes50


Source: United States of America – Federal Government Departments (video statements)

Dave DeCosmo saw firsthand what the damage of a hurricane can do to the flow of information and how important it is to make sure people get truthful, timely updates during and after a storm. Listen to his incredible, moving story as Dave recounts his experiences during Hurricane Agnes in locations he hasn’t visited since she blew through the mid-Atlantic states 50 years ago. This Atlantic hurricane season, we are encouraging everyone to learn more about their flood risk and take actions NOW to be prepared. Even decades later, the stories of Agnes still resonate and can help us be better prepared for the threats of the future. With climate change, extreme rainfall and flooding events are becoming more common, and lessons learned after storms like Agnes will be even more valuable. Learn more about Hurricane Agnes, listen to other survivor stories, access maps, and hear about anniversary events here: