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Old 08-31-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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With what they learned from Katrina you can see a much better plan now with this storm. That will save lives for sure. With that said how do you know the state you are in is ready for a hurricane. Who decides when people evacuate, the state or the National Hurricane. Have other states learned from Katrina.

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Evacuation orders come from city, county, and state leaders first based on recommendations from the National Hurricane Center and FEMA. Under extreme circumstances, local leaders can handover control to federal authorities.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The proof will come out at the trials. We will be tried by wind and water. That will render the verdicts.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SC
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State and county decide what goes here. For those of us in my area who are coastal, storm surge is a MAJOR ISSUE. For those of us who live inland, wind damage and tornado damage is the MAJOR ISSUE.

Thank goodness that we do not have any issues with levees here. If we did, and a storm like Hugo or Hazel blew through SC again, we would be screwed.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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usc, be very careful w/ Hanna.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Every state has an Emergency Management Division and will coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies to take action to safeguard the individuals and properties in the area. For every hurricane, storm or other natural disaster lessons learned are applied for the next disaster. Is a revolving process and no two disasters are the same. We learn from each one, but the approach at times might be different.

I have worked with these teams before and the proactive approach is always a safe measure to take and coordination with other agencies and other states is a must.

One of the most important individuals in the whole process is the weather professionals, this was a perfect prediction and state/local authorities follow a safe plan for all citizens of the affected cities/states.
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