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Disaster Preparedness

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While it's been a while since we've had a major disaster here in Boston, it could happen.  We live by the ocean, in an area prone to hurricanes, and we live on an earthquake fault, although it's been inactive for centuries.  Add to that the possibility of  a swine flu or similar infectious disease outbreak, and it becomes clear that we should be prepared for the worst.

But are we?  Do we have enough hospital beds, and emergency shelters?  What about emergency food supplies, or health care professionals?  And remember after 9-11, when we were all stocking water, plastic and duct tape?  How's your emergency preparedness kit doing now?  Join us this week to talk about disaster preparedness, this Friday at 1, or comment here.

This program aired on August 14, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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