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Columbus among one of 6 most disaster-ready cities

 
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Saw this on Yahoo! News this evening and found it interesting…

6 of 75 cities get top disaster rating

By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer

A draft portion of the report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press gives the best ratings to the Washington, D.C., area; San Diego; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Columbus, Ohio; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Laramie County, Wyo.

The lowest scores go to Chicago; Cleveland; Baton Rouge, La.; Mandan, N.D.; and American Samoa. The report includes large and small cities and their suburbs, along with U.S. territories.

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  • WILDMAN

    that was great to read since i’m moving to chicago next year and chicago is on the lower part of the list. :? just my luck.

  • jcsbarber

    WILDMAN wrote that was great to read since i’m moving to chicago next year and chicago is on the lower part of the list. :? just my luck.

    Great city, Chicago. However, city’s with extreme infrastructure and miles of accesibility via large waterways are always going to be more difficult to secure than the alternative.

  • Paul

    A good article on Pittsburgh that shows where a lot of cities miss the mark on disaster readiness:

    Pittsburgh’s Lack of Preparedness

  • honavery

    Nice avatar Paul.

  • Anne

    hahaha.

    i only glanced at it and thought Walker was making that post. so i had to look again when hon said Paul!

    so funny.

  • garrattjohn

    How do they quantify things like these? What is it that gives us the upper advantage exactly? Please keep in mind I don’t really know anything.

  • Walker

    garrattjohn wrote How do they quantify things like these? What is it that gives us the upper advantage exactly? Please keep in mind I don’t really know anything.

    Hey, welcome to the site John. 8)

    I don’t know much about this topic either, but I’m sure they use a couple criteria to come up with some sort of scoring system. Probably some combination of geographical advantages/disadvantages as well as government and emergency service programs and funding comparisons.

  • cbusmovieguy

    So we are disaster ready, eh?

    What qualifies as a disaster in Ohio? We don’t have to deal with hurricanes, typhoons or even too many tornadoes. We also see very few earthquakes and floods.

    Oh wait! There is a disaster that does occur around here — 3 inches of snow! I guess if you call people driving 4 mph on 270 during rush hour and the entire city being almost completely shut down by a little ice and snow a disaster, then we are not that ready. But hey, we are really ready for those hurricanes!

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