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ANALYSIS: Homeland Security Web site hokey but helpful

The survival kit is the expensive part. But on its Web site, www.ready.gov, the Department of Homeland Security also recommends Americans create a disaster-preparedness plan and learn about the types of possible terrorist attacks. At first blush, the instructions seem almost hokey, evoking 1950s-style government paternalism. “Here at the Department of Homeland Security, throughout the federal government and at organizations across America we are working hard to strengthen our Nation’s security,” the site proclaims. But get past the introduction, and the site is filled with easily understandable, commonsense emergency-preparedness instructions. The site is multilayered, with links to sources of more detailed information, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross. It’s all information the public has seen before, in one form or another. Ready.gov brings it all together in one place, with a focus on man-made disasters, as opposed to natural ones. Full Story

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