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Old 12-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Location: New York
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Okay. I know Forbes is definitely not the most reliable source of information for things like this, but I just want to get your thoughts on the list of Least and Most Disaster Proof Cities in the U.S.
How accurate do you think the list is?
What about the cities on the list may disprove their rankings?

Albuquerque, NM. - Score 50.6 - William Pentland - Forbes
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Location: New York NY
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Forbes bases its index to a large degree on the ability to handle a major bio-terrorism attack, and lists NYC as the MOST prepared for this, with the ability to deliver the needed amount of serum or antibiotics to most people there within 48 hours.

I laugh.

There are parts of New York City where you cannot even get a pizza delivered within 48 hours, let alone a life-saving medicine. I dont think it would be total anarchy, but it might come pretty close. Someone would have to set prioroties about who got the life-saving serum first. Which would cause everybody low on the list to do anything they needed to do to get it. And they would because they'd have nothing to lose .

Other people would try to leave if they could. I know I'd try to get my family out. But eight million folks, some possibly infected, trying to flee a city built mainly on islands through a handful or bridges and tunnels might run up against troops and guardsmen trying to enforce a city quarantine with results that might be as deadly as the plague itself.

I love my hometown and most of the folks in it. I think the people here are great. But in extreme situations, it might be very different.
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