Sample CASPer® Question: North American Ice Storm

Read the prompt.  Then answer the questions in 5 minutes!

PROMPT:  In December 2013, just days before Christmas, the North American ice storm left over one million residents without power. In Canada, the City of Toronto was one of the hardest hit by the ice storm. At one point, over 300,000 Toronto residents were without electricity and heat. Many were without power for 24-72 hours, and it took until the New Year for power to be restored to all residents.


  1. In your opinion, how should a city prepare for a natural disaster?
  2. What steps would you take to prepare yourself for an emergency situation?
  3. During natural disasters do healthcare professionals have a duty to the public (for example, working extra hours in potentially dangerous situations)?

Good luck!


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