Little Grey Bungalow
Now this is interesting. I didn't know there was such a thing. Makes me wonder how Canada would score, esp given our urban/rural/north physical and jurisdictional divisions.
Given the geographic challenges of planning any kind of response to an outbreak (natural or man-made), I'm honestly not surprised Alaska came in at the bottom. I imagine Canada's challenges are even greater.
I suppose Idaho figures it is far enough inland to not have to worry about tsunamis, and cold enough germs can't live there. Maryland has emergency preparations fairly well under control, at least along the coast. There is a robo-call plan for natural emergencies, and I'm going on the assumption it would also work for man-made problems. (Fortunately, we've never had one of those.) As I've said before, The Squire and I have enough food and water for a week, at least.
In coastal Conn., we grew up having "Go Bags" - 1 week's worth of cat food, cat litter, powdered milk, candles, matches, soup and instant oatmeal. It became apparent 4 yrs ago, who grew up in CT and who did not when Irene & Sandy came a calling. No tsunamis but torandoes, hurricanes, tiny earth quakes, snow, ice, execessive heat , yeah, that's CT.
After the Quebec ice storm, the 3' of snow overnight in Toronto on Jan 1 one year, and frequent power outages due to old equipment (too busy building new to keep up the old), I went city survivalist: blankets, alternate heat source, water/food/cat stuff all stocked up, the works. Of course, that means any new disaster will happen mid-August when the temperature and humidity make it feel like Georgia.
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