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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

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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