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KUED's 'Preparing for Disaster' should be required viewing for all Utahns

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 15, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    Emergency preparedness is always a good idea. Earthquakes, blizzards, flooding, fires, it can all happen here. It's good to be ready. Have a few days worth of grub, water and beer on hand; keep the propane tanks full on the trailer, that sort of thing. But around here for some reason emergency preparedness seems to either anticipate some sort of societal collapse, or (seriously) a zombie attack. Either of which mostly needs, apparently, a lot of weapons. We need to back off on the prozac or video games or something and have a go at some reality.

  • Demisana South Jordan, UT
    April 16, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Hm. I've been the emergency preparedness person in a couple different wards now in different states. Don't ever recall advocating weapons, nor was such ever in any of the information I ever researched for a presentation. Not that I have anything against them, quite the contrary.

    As for societal collapse - ever read about the L.A. riots after Rodney King? New Orleans hurricane? A big California earthquake? In a big disaster, it may well be days, or even longer before your government has the time or resources to check on you.