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Haiti Jan 2010 Earthquake in Haiti. .

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When disaster strikes quick action and decision making is needed. Having a pre-designated line of succession that everyone knows can make all the difference in a rapid and effective response. Think about where people work and don't have all your key people working one location.
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Haiti doesn't need an emergency management plan. They have the rest of the world to bail them out.

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Haiti Quake Raises Flags on U.S. Hot Spots

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In the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 12, a new CBS News poll released Saturday night found that most Americans think a major earthquake will hit the U.S. during the next 20 years. Only a third think the federal government is adequately prepared to deal with it.
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I would not doubt that. A lot depends on the where and when. The big quake in Oakland seemed to have had well established response teams at the local level. I don't remember what if any aid was ask for or needed from DC
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Over 900 quakes recorded recently at Yellowstone, the biggest at over 3 on the Richter Scale. We know where - just not when, but when that one goes, all of the planning and preparedness in the world will probably not be enough.
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