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RE: Why Americans aren't prepared for the next mega-disaster
I think that a natural disaster can't be prepared for because if your home is destroyed, than what? If the roads are destroyed, than what? I suppose one could maybe bicycle, if that is not destroyed, and ride to a place that can provide assistance? It is really up to the government, those that live outside of the place of disaster to provide assistance to those who lose everything and have no means. All other nominal disasters can be withstood, most people have canned goods in their homes. The neighbors can all pool resources and get through it. If a person lives in a rough neighborhood, than guns will be required. However, if someone came to my door and they were thirsty and starving, I wouldn't shove a gun in their face. If they were coming to rob me, than I would. Each local community should have a disaster plan and further out from that, each town, each county, each state, etc. Each "zone" should cover the outer, because each entity can't stand on it's own. So saying that most Americans aren't prepared is not the answer, ultimately it's up to the communities and governments to provide assistance within reason.
Posted by c77778
15th Jul 2010