Although we haven’t had any scares this year, we are in fact in the middle of hurricane season and it is important to remember that disasters and emergencies do happen. For some, recent years have been made difficult by natural disasters. Fatal tornadoes in Oklahoma. Massive wildfires and strong earthquakes in Colorado and California. Landslides in Washington. Flooding in Texas, North Carolina and Florida. Hail storms in Tennessee. Hurricane Sandy along the Eastern seaboard. And now, we brace ourselves for yet another hurricane season.
In addition to the catastrophes caused by Mother Nature, there are man-made tragedies, such as the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured 58; the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 children and staff members dead; and the Boston Marathon explosions which killed three and injured more than 260.
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