When the Risk is Known But No Action Is Taken

 

From the Seattle Times: We should be screaming’ with outrage: State does little to protect schoolkids from earthquake, tsunami

The Diva wants to highlight the importance of this public apathy by posting this comment from Eric Holdeman, who was the emergency manager for King County, WA for many years and knows the situation first-hand:

“I have personally been buttonholing Washington State legislators on the issues described in the Seattle Times article. There is just no sense of outrage nor sense of urgency on the issue. Everyone thinks it is like many other matters, we’ll get around to it someday when we have the time and money. No one is demanding action, therefore you get what you deserve–inaction on the threat and risks that are not revealed until the ground starts to shake. Collapsed schools, children killed or maimed. A “predictable” surprise!” [Eric blogs at Disaster-Zone.com]

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2 Responses to When the Risk is Known But No Action Is Taken

  1. I have personally been buttonholing Washington State legislators on the issues described in the Seattle Times article. There is just no sense of outrage nor sense of urgency on the issue. Everyone thinks it is like many other matters, we’ll get around to it someday when we have the time and money. No one is demanding action, therefore you get what you deserve–inaction on the threat and risks that are not revealed until the ground starts to shake. Collapsed schools, children killed or maimed. A “predictable” surprise!

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