Submitted November 6, 2008

No relief to be counted on magically in hour 73

Dear Tom,

I am Pamela's partner and I don't know if you are still interested in our Katrina experiences but I would like to share a few things with you if you are. I have found that the medical community really doesn't want to hear about preparing for disaster. It is very concerning to me. Also I have checked the FEMA sites very recently and they still recommend preparing for 72 hours. If it is really a disaster, as in Katrina, there is no relief to be counted on magically in hour 73. I think this country still is not willing to realize its own vulnerability. Individual people have the same attitude. I am unfortunately all too aware of the possibilities for the infrastructure of society to be so damaged that it is no longer functional.

Thanks for being interested.

Jamie Ross, MD

A Note from Survival Authority, Tom Sciacca of

Great point! "I think this country still is not willing to realize its own vulnerability." If that all could happen from one weather system in one location and how things fall apart so easily, use this as a caution about what can happen. On the other hand, it is refreshing to see people learn from their experiences. The whole point of this site is that we at have never been in a real urban survival situation, thank God. However, maybe because of what we do, we are highly aware of the possibilities and are grateful to be able to get this information out. Thank you.

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