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Hurricanes have little influence on citizen preparedness, report finds

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have had little impact on most people’s preparations for disasters, but have hurt confidence in all levels of government, according to a recent study. More than half of Americans surveyed for the study said they have not taken steps to better prepare themselves for a disaster even though they are aware of the devastation caused by the hurricanes and subsequent flooding of New Orleans, according to a report from New York University’s Center for Catastrophic Preparedness and Response. Full Story

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