North Carolina Tornadoes Serious Devastation
Search and rescue efforts continue in North Carolina, the state that was primarily devastated by the record number of tornadoes that hit the U.S. East Coast.
To me, this represented an interesting juncture in how the U.S. handles natural disaster.
It would be unfair to compare the series of tornadoes with the tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan, but it is notable that the level of aid or serious relief effort on an internal level is hardly comparable to the level that is on an international level.
Americans have a lot of pride.
This being said, it is important to think about how other countries, especially one as prideful as Japan, will feel when the U.S. comes to the rescue, dumping seemingly endless amounts of aid, complete with rubber wrist band purchases, into the country that has come to be our near rival economically.
Most articles on the disaster in North Carolina describe the state’s optimism.
This is quite different from reports that seem to instrumentalize the level of destruction in the human dimension in other countries. No, optimistic Americans seem to have it together.
I can truly say I am surprised that there has yet to be any type of aid or relief effort planned for the level of destruction that is present in North Carolina.
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