On this week’s episode, The Indy host Alexandra Goldberg sat down with local emergency services to find out if Santa Barbara and Goleta are prepared to face a natural disaster.

Torrential rains saturated Santa Barbara County this winter season, forcing shutdowns and evacuation orders due to the severity of the storms. The Indy podcast explored storm safety, along with a conversation about the threat of earthquakes, wildfires, and tsunamis. 

Stacey Rosenberger, emergency services manager for the City of Santa Barbara, and Michael Baris, emergency services coordinator for the City of Goleta, direct four areas of disaster management: preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. 

Tune into this week’s episode for the full conversation about community safety during a natural disaster.

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Hosted by Alexandra Goldberg.

The Indy: A Podcast was co-created by Molly McAnany and the Santa Barbara Independent.

All music for this episode written by Molly McAnany.

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To learn more about emergency emergency preparedness, here is a free, one-hour course taught by Michael Baris: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/your-city/neighborhood-services/emergency-preparedness/community-disaster-education-course.

This podcast was underwritten in part by the Mickey Flacks Journalism Fund for Social Justice, a proud and innovative supporter of local news. To make a contribution, go to sbcan.org/journalism_fund. To sponsor The Indy, contact advertising@independent.com.

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