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A Year After Katrina: Recovery Too Slow, Most Say

And Only 36% Believe We're Better Prepared for Next Natural Disaster

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

As governments, news bureaus and the public mark the anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans, just 36% of Americans think emergency services are now better prepared to cope with disasters of comparable scale. That's a slight increase in pessimism since we asked the question in late May, when hurricane season was approaching. In May, 41% believed emergency services are now better prepared; just 9% said we are less prepared. That number rises to 12% in the current survey.

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