For at least 10 years, I have been asking Delaware Legislators to introduce a bill (patterned after New Jersey )

Demanding public hearings on Delaware ’s Emergency Evacuation Plan.

Sen. Harris McDowell promised to do so in the Senate.

Representative Richard Carthcart  promised later, to do so in the House

 

(when Mr. Carthcart was asked during a public meeting why he has not done so, his answer was “Harris told me no to”)

 

A year ago I met with DEMA officials asking what their position was on the matter. I was told “we do go to Nursing homes and talk about it.  J (no record of course)

 

I also asked them why the emergency instructions were removed from the back of the telephone book which Mr, McClosky  ( former head of the agency) and I had worked out very carefully. Their answer was “were are in the process of putting them back in. Of course nothing happened.

 

Just about the time I gave up on the matter, another reminder by the Associate Press (yesterday) tells  me of statistics long known.

 

BUS DRIVERS WILL NOT OBEY INSTRUCTIONS TO GO INTO THE ACCIDENT SCENE

PARENTS WILL NOT OBEY TO REFRAIN FROM GOING  INTO THE EPC TO PICK UP THEIR CHILREN

WHEN “SHELTERING” IS ORDERED PEOPLE WILL NOT OBEY TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES

Pandemonium will result on I-95  STUCK IN TRAFIC NOT KNOWING THE PATH OF THE PLUM ETC. ETC

All because people do not understand .

 

Much has been accomplished with the hearings in New Jersey  and many, having their questions answered no longer  come to the hearings .  I AM CONVINCED THAT LIFES WOULD BE SAVED IF PEOPLE IN DELAWARE , LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THESE 3 NUCLEAR REACTORS COULD UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUNCES OF THEIR ACTIONS IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT

 

But don’t hold your breath SOMEBODY in Delaware is very interested to keep the news  of a possible accident at Salem well hidden.

 

BTW the 25.000 people  ordered to evacuate at TMI this swelled to 650.000

 

Please read:

 

Survey finds holes in US disaster preparedness

| Associated Press Writer

September 11, 2008

http://www.dailypre ss.com/topic/ ny-bc-ny- -disasterprepare dn0911sep11, 0,1471966. story

 

 

………he said that a disaster such as an accident at a nuclear power plant could cause nightmarish traffic jams  that would be made worse if parents all rushed to get their children.

 

Just 44 percent of the U.S. residents surveyed this year said they have all or some of the basic elements of a disaster preparedness plan, including food, water, a flashlight with extra batteries and a meeting place in case of evacuation.

Among parents of school-age children,
45  percent said they do not know the location to which their children would be evacuated as part of the school's disaster plan.

When asked what they would be most likely to do if given an order to evacuate during school hours, just 31 percent of parents said they would evacuate their homes or workplaces as ordered and reunite with their