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Weekly Roundup - December 12th

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Weekly Roundup - December 12th
By Trey • Issue #13 • View online
The biggest news (in my opinion) this week was the devastating super tornado that struck multiple states. But more than the devastation they caused, was the total lack of preparedness despite weather warnings a day before. And that lack of awareness (or connecting the awareness to action) led to businesses, like an Amazon Warehouse, continuing to operate through the night - including having a shift change - despite the extreme weather, killing at least 6 people and injuring who knows how many others.
Look, I enjoy picking on big corporations as much as the next person, but I don’t really understand how Amazon escapes this - and they shouldn’t. A firm their size would have risk analysts, managers and emergency operations centers (or at least I would hope) that could take the weather warning and shut down operations to avoid loss of life. There were some reports that many employees got to the warehouses tornado shelters in time, but still… the damage was incredible, and I don’t know, maybe I’m just too radical but perhaps we could give people the day off when extreme weather (which is getting more frequent and damaging) is due to cross their path and possibly kill them.
Oh, and to boot, Amazon workers were unable to communicate or track the weather because they’re not allowed to use personal cell phones on the warehouse floor. Understandable, but just… yikes.

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