Disasters in Kenya offer perspective on being prepared for emergencies

Kansans spend a lot of time planning and preparing for emergencies, which seems wise given the state’s location in Tornado Alley and its penchant for severe weather of all types.

But a story from Reuters about a couple of disasters in Kenya reminded me of the price that can be paid when preparations are poor or non-existent. It can be tough to prepare for something that hasn’t happened yet, but as that story shows, the potential price for not doing it can be prohibitive.