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    Posted November 12, 2013 by
    aquahealer
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    coral springs, Florida
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    The Disaster Plan

     
    As I said when the tsunami hit Indonesia and as I said when the earthquake struck Haiti, where is the plan? First off both of those events should've caused the Red Cross to build a team to deal with "major catastrophes". Second they should've put together a standard plan with a sequence of steps to be initiated when a disaster strikes. Here is MY PLAN. Step One, designate a location for relocation, the city is dead, the grocery store is not going to reopen tomorrow or even next week. Two, evacuate the affected area and migrate those people to the Relocation Zone. I repeat the city is dead. A tent city needs to be built in the Relocation Zone. People cannot sit around waiting to get picked up, unfortunately people need to walk to get there. Anyone that can walk, needs to get moving. Three, bring in first responders to deal with the injured and the dead. Fourth, cleanup crews come in to start the cleanup. Can't cleanup with people sitting inside of destroyed homes. Fifth, drones need to be used to drop in supplies into the Relocation Zone. Sixth, work on the how to's of getting people out of the Relocation Zone and back into cities and towns where they can resume life again. That's my standard plan that should be put into action for any and all major disasters. But it seems to me that once again, there is No Plan. I will post this identical post each and every time there is a major disaster until someone listens.
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