Made in USA disaster response

While the extended monsoon in Karnataka seems to have mitigated the “lake issue” in Bengaluru, it has again brought to light how inadequate our disaster response systems are. An American Indian, frustrated after waiting for three days for the government machinery to respond, sent out an SoS to the US embassy. Prompt came the response in the form of a disaster recovery team equipped with temporary pumps to lift water out of the basement.

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