I heard today a stat that I have no idea if true or not but it was something like 1 in 6 people have flood insurance in that affected area in Texas. Can you imagine this happening to you? Have you ever checked FEMA and the flood risk at your address. I hadn’t till today. I’m in the minimal or 1% zone if I read it right.
But the reality is tens of thousands and maybe hundreds of thousand of people might have lost everything and will go into great debt to survive again. And it won’t be the same for decades or maybe ever. Who knows how much of the infrastructure under water now will need repair or replacing. What the storm has shown me is that we are all seconds from disaster. One of these storms could hit anywhere.
Its kind of made me think about my disaster preparation or lack there of. Watching the news it’s gratifying to see people making great sacrifices and taking incredible risk to aid their fellow-man. It is also disheartening to hear of people looting in such a tragic circumstance. But as they say “with the good comes the bad.”
In our world of instantaneous need and response, this event is going to take time to recover from. Years, maybe decades. Its going to affect the economy, it’s going to change our thinking about how we prepare for events like this. At least it has for me.
How much longer do you think wall Calendars will be available?
The human spirit is on display and I’m hoping that I would behave the same way I see many responding to in Texas.
If you made a relief donation, think about how to make another one.
President “What a crowd, What a turnout.” Me – WHAT A TOOL.