|Destruction of Paradise: The allegory is apt.|
From last November
|Mandatory evacuation all the way to the beach now - twitter|
|KJ is moving north, slowly but surely - twitter|
People think that projections for population increase here might be exaggerated, but we will have climate refugees from California who will bid up the price of land and housing.
|We need to think more about resilient systems and less about|
the resilient individuals and proud self-reliance,
even social darwinism
|But is the solution for residents to be ready|
for 2 weeks of camping? (And hey, stickers!)
We will have big problems. We already have problems. And just pushing a prepper mentality is not the way to solve them. Individuals do need to be better prepared, but the scale of problems calls for governmental entities to change systems, not to privatize it all and off-load responsibility for it to individuals. Our formal thinking on resilience is just so shallow and small at the moment. And I am not sure that we are viewing the Our Salem project through any kind of "resilience lens."
(If a report is published, there may be more to say later.)
|The start of our action items|
in the 2017 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
In a comment, Sarah points out additional omissions and biases: The camping PR assumes a household in a single-family home with storage space and yard. It does not accommodate people living in multi-family dwellings, living in cars, or living outdoors without permanent shelter. There is an implied class bias and wealth check in the PR and planning.
Addendum 2, Monday
The City's published a one-page update.
|It's all about "training"|