2009 (38 mins) Island Topics #64 ENVIRONMENT SOCIAL ISSUES
Island people are famous for taking things as they come rather than fretting about the future. But recent disasters have taught us all that there is something to be gained by being prepared to cope. Typhoon Sudal caught Yap unawares a few years ago, and the problems were compounded when many people found themselves without some of the basic necessities during the storm. In this video the survivors help compile a checklist of items that should be prepared in advance. The same could be said of preparation for other disasters: fires, wave surges, even sudden epidemics. There is no excuse for not taking precautions and anticipating the worst. Ready for What? this documentary asks. Prepare for the surprise that could claim our lives or our property, the video suggests.