WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Food for Thought
When it comes to disaster preparedness, it’s not like we don’t know what we need to do, which begs the question: Why aren’t we — and our governments, who presumably have more unfettered access to the opinions and predictions of experts — better prepared for disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy?
It begins to look like the first of the articles below suggests: that we lack the will.
(Thanks to UWSCERT team member John Rojas for curating the first four articles in this roundup.)
Do We Lack The Will to Prepare? (A Better Emergency) http://ow.ly/f0BqF
FCC: 25% of cell towers, broadband down in 10 states (USA Today) http://ow.ly/f0AWR
Does Class Warfare Play Into Disaster Preparedness and Response? (A Better Emergency) http://ow.ly/f0Bey
How You Can Help After Hurricane Sandy (BuzzFeed) http://ow.ly/f0BFV
The Costs of Waterfront Living (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/f0ChZ
Freezing Temperatures Complicate Storm Recovery (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/f0CmS
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