We think we can prepare for disasters. Japan did. From everything I've seen and read, Japan is as prepared as anyone could be for the events that they have experienced singularly.
They engineered buildings to withstand earthquakes and ran drills to prepare the population.
They have warning systems in place for Tsunami's.
They are at the top of their game with nuclear technology.
But put all three together? How can anyone have imagined a scenario like that?
Some tragedies in life are small and contained. They may only affect an individual or a few people at most.
And some like what we are witnessing in Japan have such a massive impact that the reverberations will be felt for decades worldwide.
How can anyone in this modern age prepare for anything?
SM and I prepare for rising food prices by planting a garden and plan to "squirrel away" as much of it as possible by buying a freezer and canning our surplus.
We continue to drive old cars because the cost of gasoline to fuel them outweighs the desire to purchase newer vehicles.
We consider energy alternatives and water storage.
SM asks me this morning..."But are we just kidding ourselves?"
God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. ~Isak Dinesen
Never have truer words been spoken.