New Yorkers Need To Be Ready To Evacuate

New Yorkers are growing complacent about safety and evacuation planning and training is the key to the city combating another September 11-style attack or natural disaster, experts said on Wednesday.

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Edward Galea, fire safety engineering director at Britain’s University of Greenwich, said drills were needed to ensure people acted quickly in a real emergency.

“You need to rehearse, you need to rehearse and you need to rehearse,” Galea told Pace University’s “Aftershock: Rethinking the Future since September 11, 2001″ conference.

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