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If disease, natural disaster or terrorism strikes, would South Carolina be prepared? Study says the answer is no

Gruntify Key in Tropical Cyclone Debbie Response

This week, Queensland Government organised briefing on Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Key stakeholders across government, army and corporate sectors were invited to hear an update on economic impacts and opportunities for businesses in the recovery process.

Australia is unfortunately prone to natural disasters. In March 2017, Cyclone Debbie swept down the Queensland coast, causing enormous damage to homes, businesses and farms. Compounding the issue, critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power lines were damaged up and down the state…

 

If disease, natural disaster or terrorism strikes, would South Carolina be prepared? Study says the answer is no

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On the 10-point scale, South Carolina scored a 6.4, about half a point below the national average. In key areas, South Carolina is lagging behind the nation.

South Carolina, and the country at large, has made improvements in the last four years. But Glen Mays, who leads a team that developed the index at the University of Kentucky, said those gains aren’t coming quickly enough. The study evaluated states’ preparedness to confront disasters ranging from a disease outbreak to terrorism to extreme weather…

 

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