The Real Lesson of Hurricane Sandy: NYC is Ill Prepared for a Real Disaster

During an emergency, the government may or may not take care of you.  But one thing’s certain: Nobody cares more about your well being than you do, so you should put the most effort into prepping!

Via EconomicPolicyJournal.com: The Real Lesson of Hurricane Sandy: NYC is Ill Prepared for a Real Disaster.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most severe, Hurricane Sandy can be ranked somewhere between a 2 and 3 as far as an emergency for New York City. There were very few deaths or injuries as a result of the hurricane, though property damage will be in the billions of dollars.

What is important to recognize, however, is that the low level emergency revealed just how unprepared the city is for a major catastrophe that includes the loss of power.

It’s clear now that while the Mayor of NYC holds press conferences on the size of cups that should be allowed for sugary drinks, no one has been checking on the capabilities of NYC hospitals to survive a power outage during an emergency.

Winter and more bad weather are coming — be prepared!

One thought on “The Real Lesson of Hurricane Sandy: NYC is Ill Prepared for a Real Disaster

  1. I think NYC is pretty typical of all cities. That’s why we shouldn’t wait for others to step in when we have emergencies.

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