reply to post by ABNARTY
yeah the non sustainability of large city populations is definitely a concern. i do not think it's at all possible to deliver the needed attention
within a large city.
i think a larger forced evac. was in order because if you get the people out ahead of time it gives workers the resources and time needed to make
repairs without worrying about rescue work on top of it.
reply to post by Trexter Ziam
walking out is always going to be something we can do in an event like this i mean most people, less the elderly and weak/ill, can walk 5-10 miles a
day without a problem and would have been better i think, then staying in the flood zones.
reply to post by Char-Lee
the warning's were indeed adequate and in a timely manor, what i would have done different is make the argument that these people cannot or will not
be able to think for themselves with a storm like this.
then i would have forced them out, well everyone you can find to force out. i think that in itself would have greatly lowered the population that
needed to be rescued or taken care of in the flood zone.
reply to post by gnosticagnostic
you cannot help 11 million people in a city surrounded by water during a hurricane of this proportion. again i wonder why they didn't force evac more
people. did they really think they could help that many people in a crisis, heck NYC has enough trouble getting by on a good day.
reply to post by HillbillyHippie1
hand pump at the gas stations is an excellent idea, that and perhaps hand pumps located throughout the city would be a good idea, although in some
cases the water will be un drinkable anyway, it's still a good backup plan for large city's.
makes me think of another thread where the banks are pushing hard for a cashless society and i think it would fail hard because of storms etc. like
this. your idea of battery backups on atms is excellent, maybe with a 50 dollar maximum per day, although i do not think many places to spend that
money would be available, batter certainly would be an option with it.
reply to post by caladonea
you just can't beat a portable transistor radio in times like this because as we have seen cell phones don't work in storm damaged ares as well and
they take more power to run and the batteries wear much faster.
reply to post by randomname
i think you're right on the money there. we have these agencies who supposedly know how to deal with these situations yet they didn't get anything
in place ahead of time. they could have forced everyone in the city to move out of the flood zones which i think is the biggest mistake made. when you
look at the logistics of a rescue operation in a city this large you quickly realize it's next to impossible due to the geography and flooding.
force these people out and then you just have the ones that hid from them, far less people and much easier to aid after the storm.
reply to post by mwood
i disagree on what's the local govts. job though, i think they should have taken a more aggressive approach and forced more people out. you know NYPD
doesn't have a problem harassing their citizens on a regular day, why did they hold back now?
they push around the citizens of NY everyday and when a dangerous storm comes they hit it with kid gloves?
generator is usually not possible in a high rise due to no place to safely exhaust. unless they have a widow ledge or fire escape to set it outside,
they're out of luck on that. the water/tub idea is excellent and one i have used many times.
reply to post by AriesJedi
great ideas and i believe the real solution to disasters etc. is for communities to pull together. organizing ahead of time and planning would go a
long way in making survival possible and even pleasurable in some cases.
i think this is the heart and soul of any communities survival because when it comes down to it, all we have is each other for various reasons. i
wonder if NYC residents will be more inclined to do these things post storm.