FEMA has not doing its job when hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. However, Wal-Mart become one of the first to be on the scene. Why do you think FEMA should outsource its disaster relief management to private organizations like Wal-Mart?

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Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.
* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

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Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.

* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

What state are you located in?

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Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.

* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

What state are you located in?

Thank you for your contribution

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We help everybody else out with food, money, rebuilding, aid and other things.
Who helps us out when when we have a natural disaster? Like hurricane katrina, somewhere around 82 billion in damage, thats alot of money.

Who comes to our aid, Now during hurricane earl, who again will help us out?

Why do we rush to aid other countries, but to my knowledge which could be wrong, no other countries rush to help us?

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Hydric acid, also called Hydronium Hydroxide, is a colorless and odorless chemical compound found in water supplies around the world, most often in large reservoirs and water treatment facilities. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of Hydric acid are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerin and Ethyl Alcohol. Tests have shown that Styrofoam and plastic cups contain the highest concentrations of Hydric Acid, with plastic bottles taking a close second. Inhalation of the compound is known to cause death, or in some cases severe brain damage. Yet, no ones doing anything about it. Furthermore, Hydric Acid has been shown to have severe impact in the environment. Post hurricane Katrina, Hydric Acid was found to have caused great loss of life in New Orleans, with many deaths attributed to exposure of the compound alone.

Considering all this, do you think we should do something to better control the environmental impact caused by Hydric Acid?
Actually, I wanted to see if I could make someone giggle. An environmentalist friend of mine sent me it in a mail.

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its not like he is an all powerful dictator. we have a system of checks and balances so that the president doesn’t have complete power. if congress really thought we needed to be out of iraq, we would be out of iraq. Bush doesn’t have the power to use all of the earths resources unsustainably. that is done by the people of our country. my point is that Bush is not at fault for everything that people blame on him. i even heard of people blaming hurricane katrina happening because of him. people say that bush didn’t get supplies down to New orleans fast enough. how is that his fault. does anyone really think bush was talking to fema people say "lets make the people of new orleans suffer a bit longer" NO Way would anyone do that.

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I am doing a powerpoint on Hurricane Katrina, and I need to know what the government did during and over the first year to help? I know they should have done more, but I need to know what they did do, and also what else they could have done.
I have looked on google, and its too much info i just need a summary.

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Our "friend", proclaimed handyman, really got us for home improvements costs. During his work, he asked for ,500. which (duh) I gave him by check written out "cash" w/comments on the bottom "home improvement." I paid for all supplies. Long story short, 75% of work is not finished. He tried to put a sprinkler system in our yard, but had no clue. Our screens on back porch are now in place, but he never finished cutting them properly. We live in FL & Hurricane Katrina did a bit of damage. We paid for a pressure cleaner which he used 1st for his own home & charged us for the rental & /hr. to shoot a bit around our home. Twice he used a snake to unclog, but Draino works. He presented me w/a bill & I could not read it. All scribbles, but thinking he was a good friend of my husband, I wrote him a ,500 check. Later we argued about the unfinished work & I fired him. Can I get any money back? Would appreciate any advice or experiences. TY — Patti H

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Gas prices have fallen sharply in the past MONTH and a half.

Despite the fact gas prices are based on supply and demand , demand has only risen while supplies have been mildly harmed by BP’s pipeline problems and problems withint he infrastructure dating back to Hurricane Katrina.

Many of us aren’t fools though. WE KNOW THAT GAS PRICES ARE DROPPING BECAUSE THIS IS ELECTION YEAR (less than 2 months away).

My question is, how many people are going to let falling gas prices SWAY their vote?

America has been using the national debt and astronomical military spending to subsidize the true cost of fuel. This is not an opinion, this is an accepted fact among political researchers. You can bother to investigate it yourself.

JUST KNOW, AFTER NOVEMBER, GAS PRICES ARE RIGHT BACK UP TO .25 – I’m willing to bet money on that.

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