Well said DN. Ben Franklin said it best with his simple statement - "An
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In a more
drastic comparison, consider the catastrophic earthquake this year in Chile. It
measured 8.2 on the Richter scale but only 6 people were killed. Compare that
to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 which measured 7.0 but killed over 160,000
people.The Chilean government has imposed strict seismic
requirements but also has established emergency preparedness measures that
obviously saved lives despite structural damage, mudslides and countless other
physical problems caused by the quake.In the popular debate about
the roll of government, emergency preparedness like that found in Chile is a no
It is a reminder. But I suspect if you weren't prepared before this...
you won't be prepared after this. We have had plenty of warnings. If
they didn't work... this one won't either.I guess you
either have a preparedness mentality... or you don't. Some people focus
on preparation for anything life could throw at them... others just expect the
Government to prepare for them.There will always be things we
can't prepare for... but this isn't one of them. This is something we
KNOW is going to happen eventually. We just don't know when.
I guess that shows how interested people are in this topic.... no comments, no
ideas, no discussion.I guess we're all prepared for this.