Our City Online

Metro

Columbus among one of 6 most disaster-ready cities

 
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

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.

Print Friendly

Tags:

8 Responses to Columbus among one of 6 most disaster-ready cities

  1. WILDMAN January 3, 2007 9:44 am at 9:44 am

    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.

  2. jcsbarber January 3, 2007 9:55 am at 9:55 am

    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.

  3. Paul
    Paul January 3, 2007 11:02 am at 11:02 am

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

    Pittsburgh’s Lack of Preparedness

  4. honavery January 3, 2007 11:05 am at 11:05 am

    Nice avatar Paul.

  5. Anne Evans
    Anne January 3, 2007 11:34 am at 11:34 am

    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.

  6. garrattjohn February 22, 2007 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm

    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.

  7. Walker Evans
    Walker February 22, 2007 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm

    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.

  8. cbusmovieguy February 24, 2007 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm

    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!

Want to comment?

Login or register first.

Lost your password?

metro categories