Sunday, May 8, 2011

Will recent natural disasters in the south effect the economy of the whole country?

Will recent natural disasters in the south effect the economy of the whole country? In the long run will government continue to give money for these natural disasters on our home front? The recent tornadoes that swept in Alabama took out many lives and homes. In the article federal emergency management agency administrator Craig Fugate thinks its imperative to make the response time to disasters quicker. This might mean that we as a country need to be economically ready if another disaster shall strike.  A quicker response time will allow for more people to get back on their feet sooner but what if the disaster reoccurs in two days or two weeks after the “fixing” process has already started. That would result in thousands of dollars lost.  A benefit of a quick response besides the fact that things are indeed being fixed is that citizens feel like the government does care about them. And when citizens or voters think they are cared for people get votes. On top of fixing homes and other buildings the loss of life would play a big role on getting a state back on its feet, there is a loss of jobs and people to work in those jobs. When companies are destroyed they don’t just losses the four walls but they loose the materials necessary to run the store. If there were a big hurricane in Florida that wiped out the orange groves that would affect Florida’s ability to sell and produce there biggest ticket items and income for the state would go down. Is there a way for the government to be able to make that up and support states who go through a traumatic state in history? 

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