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Disaster Relief

Should disaster relief be the norm now days?  Does the government have an obligation to bail out every forest fire, hurricane, mud slide, tornado, flood, drought, etc.?


What about climate change?  Does the government build sea walls for a higher ocean?  How high?  1 foot?  3 feet?  6 feet?


What is the role of the insurance industry?


What is the responsibility of the individual?


What powers should local governments exert over such issues as drinking water and sanitation for areas that are low-lying and may be prone to flooding in more volatile weather?