Most Americans Unprepared for Future Natural Disasters

Study shows resilience as a character trait to overcome spinal cord injuries

Those who don’t personally know someone with SCI have almost certainly heard the stories of people such as Teddy Pendergrass, an R&B singer that was injured in a car crash, or Roy “Campy” Campanella, the Hall of Fame catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers who also was injured in a car crash. Likely one of the most famous stories is that of Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman during the ’70s and ’80s and suffered an SCI after he fell off his horse during an equestrian competition.

Following an injury, people often experience neuropathic pain – pain that arises if the nervous system is damaged – and feelings of isolation, among many other symptoms. So how do survivors overcome these hurdles? In a word: resilience…READ ON

Most Americans Unprepared for Future Natural Disasters

Whether it’s heat or blistering cold, tornados or derechos, earthquakes or wildfires, hurricanes or floods, natural disasters have affected 84% of Americans in the last three years, but the large majority of Americans are not prepared for future disasters, whatever they may bring.

According to a new Wells Fargo & Company survey, four in five Americans (84%) live in areas that have experienced some form of natural disaster in the past three years, and more than half (54%) live in areas that have experienced severe natural disasters, specifically hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, or earthquakes. Furthermore, nearly three-quarters of respondents (72%) say they or their families have been directly impacted by natural disasters at some point in their lifetime…READ ON

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