"TOMATOES AND 'TORNADAS'"
Finally, let me share a link to a wonderful piece on the juxtaposition of hazard mitigation and resilience. In his piece at Homeland Security Watch a couple of years ago, Philip Palin observes:
"On May 22 the residents of Joplin, Missouri were alerted to a Tornado Watch at 1:30 PM local time. A Tornado Warning was br0adcast at 5:09. Sirens were sounded at 5:11. The killer tornado touched down southwest of Joplin at 5:34. According to a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “The majority of surveyed Joplin residents did not immediately go to shelter upon hearing the initial warning.” There were 159 deaths and several hundred injuries."
He goes on to make some important points. I'd highly recommend reading the piece.