This is a discussion on SHTF in parts of NY and NJ within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ANGLICO Yep! Beenie-Weenies, spam and rice! Got that laid in heavy for when the 'Big One' occurs out here. For those of ...
In this instance, they're donating cash and relying on their network of suppliers and passing along that assistance to the Red Cross and other organizations.
But I'd think that with Wal-Mart's physical proximity to many of the affected areas, simply opening up a portion of their parking lots, breaking out the propane grills/food, medicines, water, and other basics would be infinitely more effective than awaiting delivery/presence by other responders. In essence, the food/water/medicine/supplies have already been distributed across the region, without further need to truck/airlift them in. And everyone generally knows where their local Wal-Mart is. Staten Island would be out of luck, though, as there isn't one on the island.
Of course, I can imagine the word of "free/give-aways" would spread like wildfire. It would be interesting whether they could avoid riots and mass-thefts that seem to hit them from time to time even during non-emergency times. Ah, well. Nobody's perfect.
One would think that in a situation involving widespread (but hardly utter, complete) damage to properties, services, infrastructure, the goal would be to (1) pass along helpful info to those having troubles (ie, shelters/water), (2) pass along impact reports on affected areas to avoid/help, and (3) provide coverage that gives a fair sense of what's working/not. This sky-is-falling approach ends up contributing little to nothing, to those communities who are most in need of vital information.
REALITY_ NYC crime falls by one third in wake of superstorm Sandy - U.S. News
Crime in NYC dropped by 1/3. Murder and rape dropped by 86% and 44%, respectively.
The results reported covered the 5 day period from Monday to Friday.
This is fairly typical for NYC after major problems, IMO. It is a counter-intuitive result,
but people do rise to the occasion.
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