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Is US Disaster preparation better on the 5th anniversary of Katrina?

It has been 5

years since Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast, but is the US better prepared for future disasters? According to one recent pole by the Pew Research Center, 57% of Americans say the country has not made improvements in disaster preparations.

The storm killed more than 1,800 people along the Gulf coast and rebuilding is far from finished. The aftermath of the storm was seen world wide as a mismanaged effort that failed to deliver relief aid in a timely fashion.

Since then relief has poured in from churches and humanitarian organizations helping to ease the suffering of victims. Despite this work there are still people living in temproary housing 5 years later.

Perhaps the only way to know if we are better equiped to handle another disaster is to wait and see how we react to the next one. With the continuing improvment in delivery of aid, texting of donation funds and general awareness that Katrina and other recent disasters have raised, there is hope that the future will be brighter.

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