|This movie is on its way to break a ton of records|
|Awww, how cute!|
As an emergency manager, this is where I munched my popcorn just a little bit harder. You see, the screenwriter, director and actors all wanted you to believe that the park's sorta-kinda plan to deal with the issue really wasn't all that well fleshed out. And, when it failed, things didn't go so well.
An interesting premise, especially given that the movie takes place approximately 20 years after the first Jurassic Park movie took place ... on the same island ... and we're expected to believe that the park's managers didn't learn from the issues from two decades ago. I mean, come on, people. Dinosaurs. They already had a history of being smart enough to break out of their enclosures and attack people. You would have figured someone would have developed a better response plan.
|Damage in San Francisco's Marina District after the earthquake|
This 6.9 temblor caused nearly $6 billion in damages, killed 63 and injured more than 3,700. Yet, a study conducted by the state of California's Emergency Management office shows that only about 40% of state residents have a family disaster plan, and only about 20% of residents have done anything to improve their structures to better withstand an earthquake.
Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Wildfires? Floods? We all know these are not everyday events, and the longer the time since the last event, the more likely you are going to see new residents who don't have experience with that disaster, or residents who do have experience who can't remember just how bad things were.
Keeping them educated about what to do? That's a T. Rex size problem, complete with teeth...
Tom Iovino, Public Relations Strategist
Hillsborough County, Florida