at least 10 years, I have been asking
public hearings on
Harris McDowell promised to do so in the Senate.
Richard Carthcart promised later, to do so in the House
Mr. Carthcart was asked during a public meeting why he has not done so,
his answer was “Harris told me no to”)
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.
(no record of course)
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.
about the time I gave up on the matter, another reminder by the
Associate Press (yesterday) tells me of statistics long known.
DRIVERS WILL NOT OBEY INSTRUCTIONS TO GO INTO THE ACCIDENT SCENE
WILL NOT OBEY TO REFRAIN FROM GOING INTO THE EPC TO PICK UP THEIR
“SHELTERING” IS ORDERED PEOPLE WILL NOT OBEY TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES
will result on I-95 STUCK IN TRAFIC NOT KNOWING THE PATH OF THE
PLUM ETC. ETC
because people do not understand .
has been accomplished with the hearings in
don’t hold your breath SOMEBODY in
the 25.000 people ordered to evacuate at TMI this swelled to
Associated Press Writer
said that a disaster such as an accident at a nuclear power plant could
traffic jams that
would be made worse if parents all rushed to get their children.
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