Is your city Disaster Ready?

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

This is a good reminder that our citys and communities need to be ready for disasters. What FEMA found  lacking was that Dallas didn’t have basic information/lists required to function effectively.  Just like a family plan needs a list of phone numbers for emergencies, so does the city of Dallas.

Remember that all disasters are the responsibility of the local government then state then federal agencies. But the first and most important issue is that we must be ready.  If a tornado hit I am not going to wait for officials to provide water, food and flashlights for my family.  I want to be able to cover our immediate needs, because when emergencies happen there are more needs than workers.

It might be a good idea to find out how ready your community is for disasters.  I am confident about Grand Prairie and Plano because I have interacted with the teams.So just as we need to have our Emergency plan, lists, supplies in place so does every city and county in every state.

 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas/City-of-Dallas-Fails-FEMA-Audit-223969951.html