08 Oct 2012

Would you be content if your city had no emergency plan? San Antonio is one such city facing up to the problem

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An interesting story here from mysanantonio.com which may be of interest to all you emergency management planners. In the article the auhtor reports that San Antonio is in dire need of an emergency plan, particularly when it comes to citizens who are disabled. Community meetings have been held by the City’s Office of Emergency Management, but there is no solid plan yet. The author, who is blind, says that she was not included in a partial evacuation plan of her neighborhood when a fire occurred near her home last year. The power lines were down, so she could not call police for her. The author urges Mayor Julian Castro and the City Council to come up with a plan.

Is there something you can learn from the problems reported here? Read the full article and let us know:
Would you be content if your city had no emergency plan? San Antonio is one such city facing up to the problem

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