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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Lessons from Katrina and Rita

The best article I've seen on what we need to learn from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are in a column today by Houston's Rick Casey.

I totally agree with his comments. They should be required reading for our public officials, federal, state and local.

I have been hearing stories about people who were "losing it" during Houston's evacuation. At one gas station the attendant's became alarmed and turned off the system. That prompted a man threw a brick threw the window. Things were getting out of control and a friend of mine went around to calm people down. The only pump left operating took credit cards only, but some people didn't have credit cards. They offered him $100 if he would use his credit card to buy $60 worth of gas. To his credit, he helped but only charged the actual cost.

Check out this article on how ill prepared the U.S. is if we have a major terrorist attack or natural disaster.

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