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Subject: Re: [emergency] RE: Opportunity for CAP? State CIOs Plan SystemTo Warn Public Of Danger

True, Kon,

I try not to panic in any circumstances since it only exacerbates any 
situation, but I take your point. However, it is less the business of 
emergency alerting that I would like to see benefit from this 
concatentation of disasters, than it is making the most of the 
opportunity to take that focus and get some needed results, such as 
recognizing that we need to improve our use of existing systems as 
Art has pointed out. It would also be good to prepare for a wider 
range of emergency types and understand which alerting systems we 
need to triggeed for different types and when, as well as widening 
the range of alerting options we trigger to be more 
effective--perhaps by adding PA Systems to sirens where needed--and 
figuring out where they are needed. Etc, etc, etc.

However, if we can pay the rent for the folks doing that work, that 
would be good, too.


At 11:50 AM -0800 1/10/05, Kon Wilms wrote:
>On a tangent - while fear-mongering seems to be good for the business of
>emergency alerting, I must point out:
>If your chances are 1 in 200 of being hit by that tsunami (taking Rex'
>example - the reality is much larger), chances are almost 5 to 20 times
>times greater that you will:
>1. get hit by a car
>2. contract lung cancer
>3. have a stroke
>4. have a heart attack
>5. contract hiv
>6. simply expire from old age
>Don't Panic. :)
>On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 10:26 -0800, Rex Brooks wrote:
>>  Anyone else catch the History Channel program over the weekend on
>>  mega-tsunamis generated from volcanic island earthquake/eruption
>>  triggered landslide collapses that identify an active volcano in the
>>  Canary Islands as the most likely source of such for the next 200
>>  years or so? Very interesting for what research has discovered about
>>  how an event considerably larger than the Sumatra Quake Dec. 24, 2004
>>  could happen. The coastline most at rish up to 12 miles inland? The
>>  entire east oast of the U.S. Could the next eruption or as delayed the
>>  fifth eruption from now. Fascinating.
>>  Thanks, Carl, this is important in the window of opportunity we are in
>>  now.

Rex Brooks
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