Is America Ready for the Next Disaster?
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Last night, Los Angeles was hit by an earthquake that registered at 4 on the Richter Scale. Although not big enough to do any damage, it is big enough to remind us of what just might happen.
Around the county, disaster planners at the state level are roasting the Department of Homeland Security. Since Katrina, they say, Washington has been trying to minimize its own exposure and blame the states for not being prepared. Despite past promises, they say, the states have not been allowed to help draw up what’s called the National Response Framework.
- Patrick Yoest: Staff reporter for Congressional Quarterly
- Jane Bullock: former FEMA Chief-of-Staff
- Tim Manning: Response and Recovery Chair for the National Emergency Management Association
- Mike Byrne: Senior Vice President at ICF International
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