Ethan M. Riley

Photo of a man trying to open a can of dog food with a hack saw while his dog watches in disbelief. A manual can opener appears at the dog's feet.

What have you done in the last 365 days to be better prepared for emergencies?

If your answer is zip, zilch or zero, rest assured, you’re not alone. Getting people to prepare is harder than you might think. The topic of emergency preparedness is about as scintillating as long division.

Photo of the damage done to US Route 89 by a landslide in February 2013.

When a landslide south of Page, Ariz., collapsed a portion of U.S. Route 89 on Feb 20, 2013, it created a real mess for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Families enjoying Slide Rock State Park in summer.

PHOENIX--What a difference a year makes.



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