Letter: Planning for disaster


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  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 4:34 p.m.


    The best way to fund for unknown, unpredictable, improbable and might happen disasters is having Disaster Insurance. The idea being that there will be people not in the disaster to help those in the disaster. Often the people in the disaster aren't able to help themselves, even if they were prepared for the disaster. Of course, the more people in the disaster insurance group, the better. Only the government can provide that kind of insurance.

    For all the promises and bragging made by private charities, in the end, it is only the government that can make a difference.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    When things go wrong... some always blame the Government (remember Katrina, and those helpless people sitting around demanding President Bush get down there and hand out water in their neighborhood, and those claiming it was a conspiracy and President Bush HIMSELF bombed the levies flooding the black neighborhoods)...

    There are those who will always look to the government when things go wrong (or when they go right). And there will be those who first turn to themselves, family, and neighbors. I HOPE when OUR disaster comes...
    1. We are individually prepared.
    2. We are prepared to help our extended family (including our neighbors)
    3. We have a plan, and we execute that plan.
    4. We don't just sit on the corner doing NOTHING for ourselves and our neighbors, just waiting for a camera to come by so we can yell at the President and demand that he get down there and hand out water.

    Regardless of what party is in the White House at the time of the disaster.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    If all the food wasted in food storage for emergencies, in the last half century, had been used to feed people, would there be any hunger in the world?

    If the profits of the food storage industry for that period were available could we pay off the national debt?

    When we have so much private charity available why do we need to have food storage?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 9:05 a.m.

    "Severe" weather in the south? For them, maybe.
    Just fill the garage with snack food and beer, and we can ride out a snowstorm.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Feb. 3, 2014 8:37 a.m.

    Based on our annual fire season,
    and wind storms ---

    I reckon Utah will once again fall back, and pony up to the trough of the Federal Government to assist the citizens of the State.

    Then pat themselves on the back for NOT payng for any of it,
    it and balancing the State budget --

    All while telling the Federal Government to take a hike and get out...

  • SEY Sandy, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 8:07 a.m.

    That's easy. It will be Bush's fault.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 3, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    And rest assured, if there was a major disaster, Utah, along with Utah's Congressmen would be clamoring for our federal government to come help out.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 6:03 a.m.

    Some blame will go onto the governor. But I'm guessing most in this state will blame the President we have right now. And why not? We blame him for everything anyway.