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Friday, January 6, 2012

Reuters: "Disasters will cause widespread disruption"

Here are excerpts from the story:

"The global economy could withstand widespread disruption from a natural disaster or attack by militants for only a week as governments and businesses are not sufficiently prepared to deal with unexpected events, a report by a respected think-tank said.

Events such as the 2010 volcanic ash cloud, which grounded flights in Europe, Japan's earthquake and tsunami and Thailand's floods last year, have showed that key sectors and businesses can be severely affected if disruption to production or transport goes on for more than a week."
"'Be Prepared'Costs can escalate quickly when transport or major production hubs are disrupted for more than a few days, which can in turn threaten food and water supplies and energy and communication networks, the report said."

But you already knew that natural disasters or military attacks could threaten food and water supplies, didn't you?  And thats a great reason to have food and water stored in your house.

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