The problem with us Americans is that we have so few disasters and they are so easily mitigated by our wealth, that we just don't realize what so many Earth inhabitants suffer.
They are HORRIBLY DISRUPTIVE. You think this hurricane was bad? Yes it was. As are those in the Gulf.
Wait til California has an earthquake like those they have on the other side of the world Like Japan with its nuke plants! Or the other quakes like in Chile, Indonesia, Iran. Killing thousands. We won't know whether to shit or go blind!
Hopefully our government is preparing for disasters most certainly overdue on this continent!
- California quakes, tsunamis, nuclear disaster
- Central US earthquakes at New Madris faultline.
- Rising ocean levels.
- More Southern coast hurricanes like Katrina
- Terrorist attacks with mass casualties in cities
The trouble with Americans is that we haven't been hit enough times, so we scoff at disaster preparation! Yup. Most of us have no respect for Mother Nature. Gulf Coasters do. But at least a few more do now on the east coast. Wonder if west coast's faultline is next? Or the midwest's Missouri/ Tennessee? Or a Chicago attack?