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  • Why don't we prepare for the inevitable disasters if we live in natural disaster areas?

    From the Time's Magazine | Katrina: One Year Later

    Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Earthquakes ... Why We Don't Prepare

    "Every July the country's leading disaster scientists and emergency planners gather in Boulder, CO, for an invitation-only workshop. 440 people obsessed with the tragic and the safe, people who get excited about earthquake "shake maps" and righteous about flood insurance. It's a spirited but wonky crowd that is growing more melancholy every year. After 9/11, the people at the Boulder conference decried the nation's myopic focus on terrorism. They lamented the decline of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). And they warned to the point of cliché that a major hurricane would destroy New Orleans. It was a convention of prophets without any disciples..."

    "The real challenge in the U.S. today is not predicting catastrophes. That we can do. The challenge that apparently lies beyond our grasp is to prepare for them." (Times Mag. Aug 20th to read more)

    5 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
  • My son is in the 3rd percentile for weight.?

    He is 21 months and 22 pounds. He doesn't eat a whole lot and will drink milk fairly well. He is very active as well.

    Is anyone else in this same situation that has advice?

    I have tried so much thus far and I am very concerned.

    8 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning?

    What can the government in your area do to help you feel more safe?

    Are you prepared for emergency situations? Such as stockpiling food and water in your home? For how many days? What other items are you stockpiling?

    What is the type of emergency that is most worrysome to you and your familiy in your area?

    2 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago