Natural Disasters

Preparation For Natural Disasters

In 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and wiped out the town of Pompei (and the surrounding area), by spewing lava and volcanic ash. The eruption occurred at night and caught the town completely by surprise. 20,000 people died. Back then, no one had ever heard of evacuation plans.

In 2005, hurricane Katrina was the deadliest recorded hurricane and the sixth strongest overall. 1,833 people died. Total property damage was to the tune of $81 billion. The government response was slow and disorganized.

What Can These Disasters Teach Us


  • Don’t get caught unprepared, you might die
  • If you have to count on someone, count on yourself