Citizens consider disaster preparedness predominantly the responsibility of government


An initial reaction common in all Maltese discussion groups was to perceive disaster preparedness predominantly as the responsibility of governments rather than reflecting upon personal preparation measures “[…] if it's a well prepared country” to provide an appropriate infrastructure, expert warning systems, and organise disaster response training for the general public: “I think it is the government who should be taking care of these things”; “You need to prepare society, do some drills”. In this regard, it was also felt that more could be done: “I don't feel that the authorities prepare us for these kind of things”.

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