Those who cannot learn from history…

This excellent post from Lefti on the News points out that when the Cat 5 Ivan hit Cuba, they successfully evacuated everyone, and not a single life was lost. Unlike the inept US response to Katrina, Cuba had an actual plan, and carried it out masterfully.

Twice recently, I’ve mentioned the experience of Cuba in dealing with that hurricane (which was a Category 5 when it hit Cuba) – 1.3 million people, more than 10% of the population, evacuated under the direction and with transportation provided by the government, not a single person dead, compared to 18 killed in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and 70 more in the Caribbean.

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