Moment of Truth: The Nature of Catastrophes and How to Prepare for Them by Kelly McKinneyMoment of Truth: The Nature of Catastrophes and How to Prepare for Them by Kelly McKinney

Moment of Truth: The Nature of Catastrophes and How to Prepare for Them

byKelly McKinney

Paperback | July 17, 2018

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We are woefully unprepared for our next major disaster—but the lessons we’ve learned post-9/11 in NYC can show all of America the way to true resilience.

“Miami Beach Devastated by Monster Category 5 Hurricane”

“Times Square Incinerated by Homemade Nuclear Bomb”

“Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Reduces Downtown Seattle to Rubble”

These aren’t actual headlines—but they could be. Even though they sound like next summer’s blockbuster movies, each of these worst-case scenarios is a real threat—a threat for which America is hugely underprepared. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

This is not a book about disasters. Instead, Moment of Truth will tell you what these genuine threats mean for society as a whole, as well as for your region or town—or you. All we have to do is open our eyes and look beyond the “brick wall of hope” that clouds our vision in collective denial.

In addition to advice for government, Moment of Truth contains practical steps that you can take now to keep you and your family safe in the face of the next catastrophe. Because it may come down to just you.
Kelly McKinney has had a leadership role in every major disaster in New York City for more than fifteen years, from the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to the present day.  As Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Office of Emergency Management, he led the city’s response to Hurricane Sandy. He assembled a Task Force of hundreds, led...
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Title:Moment of Truth: The Nature of Catastrophes and How to Prepare for ThemFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 17, 2018Publisher:Post Hill PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:168261591X

ISBN - 13:9781682615911

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