3CriticalInfrastructureDisasters 2014 Jan
3/6/201411:39:32 AM3Critical Infrastructure disasters 2014 Jan
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/114094060/CI-Boom-Analysissignificance as to nature of severity, and what precautions ought to be taken. When theweather forecast says people should stay off the highways unless it is an emergency, thenthis is a good reason to close schools, offices, and other facilities. Unfortunately manygovernment, and other, leaders are oblivious to what weather forecasts tell us.
12TagsFire, explosion, gas leak,train wrecks, keystone,Atlanta, ACEP, DC, Disasterpreparedness, Winter Weather drivers, statistics, NTSB
The following is an effort to:
Identify cities which belong in the tags;
Identify “worst” stories in this segment, t
o be incorporated in overall big picture.USA cities, in this time line segment, where the incidents were rather severe, in terms of
Disaster preparedness is very poor;
numbers of people inconvenienced, hurt or killed;
property damage.Atlanta GA = 6+ million people cars stuck in traffic jam for a day or more.Australia = hundreds of homes on fireBoston MA has 3,300+ gas leaks, but at concentrations less than in DCMinneapolis MN = 400-500 evacuatedQuebec Canada Senior Home fireWashington DC has 5,900+ methane and gas leaksWinter Weather driversUS States with F grade forDisaster Preparedness:DE HI ID IL IN ME MT OH SC UT VT WA WI WYOther localities, which may belong in tags, in this time line segment include:.Canada oil derailments, and pipeline mishapsCharleston WV incident moved to separate segment. 300,000 people without safe water.KeystoneStatistics
Grand 2013 Disaster Totals
Usually it is not until early the next year that we hear of totals from prior year, of disasterrecovery expenses, weather and climate change severity, and other topics. Costs riseeach year, not necessarily due to greater severity of weather, but because more and morepeople are living in dangerous areas, and building more and more expensive structures,so fragilethat the predictable natural disasters will seriously damage them.