Most Americans Unprepared for natural/nuclear disaster

by Infidelesto on December 19, 2006 · 0 comments

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from USA today via WND

Most Americans haven’t taken steps to prepare for a natural disaster, terrorist attack or other emergency, according to a new study on preparedness, and only about a third have made plans with family members about how they would communicate with each other during a crisis.

More than five years after the September 11 attacks and more than a year after the devastating Gulf Coast hurricanes highlighted the need for people to take disaster preparedness seriously, emergency management officials say they are frustrated that so many people remain complacent.

The non-profit Council for Excellence in Government developed a Public Readiness Index as part of its report, rating people’s preparedness on a one-to-10 scale based on answers to 10 questions. The questions range from whether people know about their community’s disaster plan and how to find the emergency broadcasting channel on the radio to whether they’ve prepared a home disaster kit and established a meeting place for family members.

The average score on the index was 3.31.

I think the majority of people who look at the guy stocking up his basement with water, can food, medical supplies and other disaster/survival materials, just laugh when they see someone as what they would say “paranoid” or “scared”. A lot of people will just look at it as funny and people “over reacting”.

Frankly, I am glad my family has taken the time to prepare for such disasters, YOU SHOULD TOO

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