With the recent tornado that devastated Greensburg, Kansas,the naming of the first hurricane of 2007 and the wildfires out in California, will local agencies be able to handle natural disasters of a significant magnitude?
I ask this because the National Guard in Kansas has about 40% of the equipment they need to do an effective job in the disaster area. They are also limited to what they can borrow from other states since most are in similar situations.
What happens when multiple disasters happen at once? Or when another major US city gets hit by something? Everyone keeps on talking about another local terrorist attack, but how adequately can we handle one from mother nature herself?