70 Things That Can and Will Go Wrong in a Disaster
December 11, 2012
As hip as it may sound to talk about zombies, the end if the world and a doomsday apocalypse, the reality is that a disaster is anything but cool and hip. As we look back in modern history, we will find countless instances where a disaster, whether man-made or a freak of nature, has wreaked unexpected havoc, destruction and panic. The recovery process is long, and the level of organization and dedication required to successfully mobilize resources is huge.
That brings me to the topic of today’s article: “70 Things That Can Go Wrong in a Disaster”.
I recently came across a listing of things that can go wrong during and following a disaster and while the list is not my original work, I felt that it was a list worth sharing. Some of the points are common knowledge, but others were surprising and to be honest, a bit disconcerting as well. Most of the 70 items are negative and many go against what we commonly believe will occur as first responders and rescuers come on the scene.
So what is a prepper to do?
Read through the list, remind yourself that trained personnel are human too, and that even with the best of training, mistakes will be made.
Things that will go wrong in a disaster