Despite the 500,000 or so members on facebook disaster relief site a recent survey of users found that many are not prepared themselves for a disaster - something that educators and researchers are seeking to understand and change. The link to the survey is:http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/survey-global-fac...
What is interesting is the generosity of many and the critical mass of people that donated and want to support others in times of crises, while their own 'concept of unique invulnerability' means that they don't do something for themselves in terms of preparedness. Of course this is only a simplified supposition and I am aware that there may be a range of complex reasons for lack of preparation, but understanding that simple cost effective actions can be taken by everyone is not complicated. If there is a will there is a way, as they say (see this videohttp://edu4drr.ning.com/video/whats-up-your-crutch?xg_source=activity
) - but creating the will is our biggest challenge!
Please reply and let us change this situation together!