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Would You Survive?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Most people have fantasized about what it would be like to go through a disaster and whether they would survive. Using respected science and real stories, Amanda Ripley illuminates these two questions in The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why.

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Comments [4]

Roger

In New York there are two options by which ordinary citizens can receive disaster information, training, and if so inclined become a part of a volunteer team that assists on scene during a disaster.

1) Ready New York holds regular events to education citizens about what to do during specific disasters: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/ready/ready.shtml

2) You can become a member of your locale CERT team and undergo a 12 week training course that enables you to be called on scene in the event of a disaster:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/cert/cert.shtml

Jul. 07 2008 09:28 AM
Manny from UES

Woa this radio show is making me nervous. My breath is short. Is this typical?

Jul. 02 2008 01:47 PM
Robert from Bergen County

Why wasn't Al Haig listened to when Reagan was shot?

Jul. 02 2008 01:44 PM
Dano from Harrison NJ

I've been in a shooting as a police officer and did have tunnel-vision and could not hear anything.

Jul. 02 2008 01:37 PM

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