We are vulnerable to a natural disaster happening.
“There are indeed many kinds of vulnerability. However, all of them can be inserted within four main types of vulnerability: social, economic, political and cultural. This classification indicates that each social entity has different types of vulnerability, and it is not only the result of the human actions, decisions and choices, it is the result of the interaction of the natural, economic, social, cultural and political contexts where people live.” (Alcantara-Ayala 5.1) I agree, when it comes to the safety and preparedness of people for a natural disaster there is a major vulnerability. “Natural vulnerability depends on the threatening natural hazard (very much related to geographical location), thus, there is volcanic vulnerability, flooding vulnerability, landsliding vulnerability, tsunamis vulnerability, hurricane vulnerability and so on.” (Alcantara-Ayala 5.2) Yes, natural vulnerability is very dependent on geographical location and while Montgomery Alabama is not at risk for a volcanic eruption, we are at high risk for a tornado and possibly a hurricane. This is why my emergency box does not contain overpriced equipment for landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. This solution is tangible, readily available, and genuinely helpful to all situations that would actually occur in Montgomery, Alabama.
Alcantara-Ayala, Irasema. “Geomorphology, natural hazards, vulnerability and prevention of natural disasters in developing countries” Science Direct . Vol. 47 Issues 2-4. pages 107-124. 1, October 2002. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X02000831