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Old 01-31-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: North America
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The aftermath of Katrina in 2005 and the Southern Dusting of Snow in 2014 has given the rest of the country the impression that the South is not a region where people plan ahead adequately.


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In which region are Americans generally prepared best for disaster and a dependency on government is limited?

 
Old 01-31-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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The aftermath of Katrina in 2005 and the Southern Dusting of Snow in 2014 has given the rest of the country the impression that the South is not a region where people plan ahead adequately.


Desperation at the Convention Center - YouTube


Snow Car Accident Compilation In Atlanta, GA January 28-29, 2014 - YouTube

In which region are Americans generally prepared best for disaster and a dependency on government is limited?
New York did not do to well after Sandy. But Christie received very high reviews for his Government's response.
 
Old 01-31-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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What planning has NYC done for Hurricane, tsunami or an Earthquake disaster ?
 
Old 01-31-2014, 07:13 AM
 
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What planning has NYC done for Hurricane, tsunami or an Earthquake disaster ?
a small eartherquake by California standards would decimate NYC. None of the buildings are built to earthquake code.
a 5 would cause tremendous havoc. Bridges and tunnels would collapse, subways destroyed, glass all over the streets. An utter disaster.
 
Old 01-31-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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The northeast... We have weather related issues all the time.... Not to mention constant terror threats that our police are well trained for. That training can be applied in most situations.
 
Old 01-31-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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a small eartherquake by California standards would decimate NYC. None of the buildings are built to earthquake code.
a 5 would cause tremendous havoc. Bridges and tunnels would collapse, subways destroyed, glass all over the streets. An utter disaster.
And Sandy was a small Hurricane that you would think caused Katrina type destruction.
Those small storms hit the south yearly.

Look at the destruction Florida has to rebuild every 10 years or so.
 
Old 01-31-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: texas
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No region is better prepared or more prepared. Each state deals with the likelyhood of the type of disaster[s] most likely to occur in that region.
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