Now What?The Lessons of Katrina( a must read )

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    WOW, WOW, WOW Everyone should read this. Popular Mechanic lays out how this was the fastest rescue effort ever, and then they lay out a plan on things that could and should be done for another major disaster THIS BIG.. They also tell how it is up to the people who live in hurricane and torndo areas, need to take the responsibilty to prepare for this.....

    Published in the March, 2006 issue.

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/earth/2315076.html?page=1&c=y
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    NO ONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SURPRISED.
    Not the federal agencies tasked with preparing for catastrophes. Not the local officials responsible for aging levees and vulnerable populations. Least of all the residents themselves, who had been warned for decades that they lived on vulnerable terrain. But when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it seemed as though the whole country was caught unawares. Accusations began to fly even before floodwaters receded. But facts take longer to surface. In the months since the storm, many of the first impressions conveyed by the media have turned out to be mistaken. And many of the most important lessons of Katrina have yet to be absorbed. But one thing is certain: More hurricanes will come. To cope with them we need to understand what really happened during modern America's worst natural disaster. POPULAR MECHANICS editors and reporters spent more than four months interviewing officials, scientists, first responders and victims. Here is our report.--THE EDITORS

    Read the rest at their site, I found this so interesting :thup: :thup: :thup: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/earth/2315076.html?page=1&c=y
     
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    Links at site, how many degrees of separation?

    http://wizbangblog.com/2006/03/02/the-ap-katrina-briefing-story-rathergate-connection.php

     
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    I read this article while doing the 3-hour gestational diabetes test at the dr's office...i meant to post about it, but thanks to preggo-brain...i forgot. among other things. Very good article, especially the part saying the people of NO were told for a long time they were at risk/danger because of where they lived, yet they chose to stay.
     
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    Apparently they claim they couldn't because they were too poor ???
     

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