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When a disaster strikes how ready is the Southeast With natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina 2005 Hurricane Issac 2011 The Tornado Outbreak of April 2011 and the Enterprise High School Tornado 2007 safety really needs to be reevaluated Each one of these storms left behind a path of destruction death and heartbreak Local State and Federal Governments have tried different safety measures but are they effective The weather is very unpredictable so how do the weather services know what they are dealing with in each situation Can we blame them for peoples negligence No the government and some agencies put a lot of time and effort into creating plans when severe weather strikes They can only do so much creditability of the plans put in place fall on responsibilities of the residents Every household should have a weather radio They are more effective than listening out for sirens you may never here or if you hear them it may be too late A lot of misconceptions are thrown out there such as that will never happen to me and I am smarter than the weather McDonaldThe Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA is in charge of handling all Natural Disasters They are an agency affiliated with the Homeland Security They react and assist states before during and after a Natural Disaster strikes They also run some survivor camps for victims of Natural Disasters Their Mission Statement is To support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build sustain and improve our capability to prepare for protect against and respond to recover from and mitigate all hazards About FEMA n page Web 27 Feb 2013 httpwwwfemagovabout-fema The American Red Cross responds to approximately 70000 disasters in the United States every year They provide shelter food health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet Their Mission StatementThe American Red Cross
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