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Natural disasters – are we really so helpless?

Scientists warned Haitian officials two years ago that the country was on the verge of a major earthquake and told them that the island nation was not prepared to withstand the disaster.

Web journalist Lori Harfenist of the online talk show “The Resident” now asks people in New York what humanity can do in the face of such a catastrophe.

Most New Yorkers believe that since scientists cannot give accurate prognoses for natural disasters, people should give more funding to rescue operations and be more involved in the aid process.

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