N.Y. mostly ignored warnings in '78 law requiring state to update plans for post-storm services

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 9, 2012 6:43 p.m.

    New York and Chicago have similar political and ethical situations. A requirement is developed to have an agency do that function or those functions. Money gets appropriated and never gets to the agency that is supposed to do that as money is needed more for social programs more than for a storm that will never come.

    Since they didn't do what the law required, the burroughs and cities didn't do their part for building permiting, emergency preparedness and other types of processes that would have helped keep buildings and developments out of problem areas.

    It will never happen, an earthquake in that part of the country nor a hurricane type wind force with water involvement. New York was fortunate to not have very many fatalities caused by the storm but they need to remember that "If you are prepared since 1978, you would have no need to fear."

    Government is made for the safety and welfare of society. In this case, since Government didn't comply with their rules, safety and welfare was definitely lacking.

    Utah hasn't funded education as all their students will graduate as has been the history in the past. Who's minding the store?