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Hurricane Exposes Evacuation Problems

Posted by zaphriel on September 25, 2005

Wow, ya think?

The 14-hour lines of traffic fleeing Houston – complete with cars that ran out of gas – show that four years after the Sept. 11 attacks, it is difficult to evacuate a major metropolitan area.

Experts say the consequences could be far more deadly in the event of a radiological or other terrorist strike.

“The nightmare that we all have is that, God forbid, there’s a terrorist attack of some kind on a major American city that requires evacuation without warning,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.

“We need to be better prepared,” Lieberman, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said on CNN’s “Late Edition.” –source

To this I say a big, DUH. The problem is here, that I get the feeling that this is a furtherance of the Blame Bush campaign that I grow very weary of.

It seems to me that almost all of the local Homeland Security offices have been sitting on their thumbs for the last 4 years trying to figure out what they need to figure out. Well here it is folks, plain as day. Every Major city in the U.S. needs to have a workable evacuation plan, and emergency response plan in place, reviewed and validated by qualified personnel. These kind of kluster-f**ks can’t continue to happen lest we look like primates fornicating with footballs to the rest of the world. We as a society cannot continue to tolerate this from our local governments.

This is not the federal governments fault, it’s the fault of all of us, every single one of us, because we are not holding our local governments accountable. Local governments, you know the people we pay the least amount of attention to, have the most control over, and who have the biggest effect upon our lives, The township men, city council, majors, governors and the like, yeah those guys. Pay attention people, because if you think this stuff is isolated to Houston or New Orleans, you’re gravely mistaken.

Pay attention to your local governments so they don’t follow the model of New Orleans.

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