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#197751 - 03/11/10 03:03 PM Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
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This news article on disaster preparation appeared today in our local newspaper. Not a bad primer.

Pete


FNP Story - Disaster Preparation

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#197757 - 03/11/10 03:55 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: paramedicpete]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
I appreciate their statement that you need to be able to both Bug Our or Bug In, depending on the situation. Very decent.
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#197761 - 03/11/10 05:39 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: hikermor]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
Not exactly a major newspaper but the article is not all bad.



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#197768 - 03/11/10 07:23 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: ILBob]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
I read it as a good light article to get people thinking a little bit.
Be Aware,
Make a Plan,
Be Prepared.

No real heavy lifting to do and not TEOTWAWKI
All of it is basic sound advice.
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#197788 - 03/11/10 11:33 PM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: paramedicpete]
BrianEagle Offline
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Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 27
Loc: Northern Texas
I think the most valuable words in the article were "Be Aware." So much effort is wasted because most people won't understand the specific emergencies/disaster in their local area. Perhaps there should have been some direction on risk assessment.

Some of the risk is directly related to the seasons. It's about to be mid-March in Texas. That means thunderstorm/tornado watchfulness needs to be stepped up.
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#198201 - 03/17/10 03:49 AM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: paramedicpete]
buckeye Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 153
Loc: Ohio
Quote:
It's an ongoing task, ...


Yes, Yes it is (as we all know). And another good observation made in the story for those reading it who don't think about preparation often.

Buckeye
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#198974 - 03/26/10 06:50 AM Re: Article on Disaster Preparation in Local Paper [Re: buckeye]
Stokie Offline
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Registered: 02/05/04
Posts: 175
Loc: Paris, France
Well, the same discussion has hit the papers over here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8587464.stm

It seems this "preparedness" is now news worthy.

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