It would be appropriate for one city to learn from another's overall emergency response tactics, said Carl Schultz, director of disaster medical services for the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Each city, however, should take stock of potential dangers unique to its locale. A lake-effect snowstorm should be accounted for in Cleveland, he said, but not Kansas City. But the "hazard assessment" sections of the two plans list the same seven potential problems, including railroad and highway accidents, floods, dam failures and terrorism. Cuyahoga County, with a large number of senior citizens, has little in its plan for dealing with the special needs of evacuating them.Our plan also “says nothing about lake-effect snow,” nor does it account for potential East Cleveland gang riots set off by the unexpected arrival of Tuesday. It also makes no plans for the unspeakable event that water accidentally is spilled on Dennis Kucinich, causing him to rapidly multiply and terrorize the county. Rodrigo defended herself, telling her parents that “all the cool counties are doing it.” Meanwhile, in an interview with the PD, County Commissioner Tim Hagan vowed to “get to bottom of this.” He is apparently confused how Rodrigo ended up as a manager, and is expected to have her moved by the end of the week, to a more appropriate job as a high-level executive. – Joe P. Tone
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