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To: Lorianne; Gabz
Wal Mart has its own command center(s?) to oversee any and all scenarios (natural or otherwise) that might affect their stores and the people who shop there.

They have fleets of trucks and supplies set up well in advance, in position to respond as soon as the danger level permits.

When a disaster hits, they know if their stores are operational, power status, employee status etc.

They assist associates to relocate to new homes and get back to work if needed.

FEMA should model their set up after it.

5 posted on 09/05/2006 11:57:36 PM PDT by wanderin
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To: wanderin
"They have fleets of trucks and supplies set up well in advance, in position to respond as soon as the danger level permits."

I read just last week that Wal-Mart has the second largest fleet of trucks in the country.

Also, when Nagin and company were screaming about 10k dead, etc. Refrigerated trucks were routed to NO for body storage. We have so few refigerated trucks in this country that the move to NO caused severe refigerated food transport to other cities in the US...then, it turned out they weren't even needed in NO.

13 posted on 09/06/2006 5:08:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: wanderin
FEMA should model their set up after it.

Nah, FEMA should just contract out disaster relief and coordination to WalMart. They'd do it better.

21 posted on 09/06/2006 6:33:36 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (http://blackwellvstrickland.blogspot.com "Go Blackwell, defeat Taxin Ted ")
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