Loving the herd life
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- Apr 16, 2022
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- Long Island, NY
I can't feel real bad for people who didn't follow the mandatory evacuation unless they physically couldn't leave. There was a lady on the news (via internet) whose husband had just been released from the hospital. I don't recall the condition but he was paralyzed. No way she could get him anywhere. Her I feel bad for, lots of trauma but they did make it through.
Mandatory apparently is not enforced thus it is merely a suggestion. I see no reason to go rescue people who "rode it out" when under mandatory evacuation orders; stay in your attic until the water goes down then vacate your now destroyed home. There were evacuation sites people could go to, not ideal comfy hotel living but safe. Use the people power to aid those who did evacuate and now have no home to return to.
And, frankly, I don't think people who live in areas known to flood or areas prone to fire should be able to get insurance at all. "Communal" insurance should be for "it COULD happen but isn't likely" to any specific individual or location.
Fort Myers and Sarasota have been affected by hurricanes or tropical storms about every 3 years.
Sorry, sometimes I am a hardass.
I agree. I'm one of those folks that is called when things go south and you're having the worst day of your life. I love doing it, but make no mistake-I'm going home at the end of the day. My children and pets need me too-those who were told to evacuate and could but didn't...we'll be along once getting there won't kill us.
I got a kick out of watching Jim Cantore get blown around in the hurricane. He's pretty smart, and very entertaining, making goofy cartoon sounds when he gets lifted up.
I feel terrible for the people that lost everything, and are now finding their homes and belongings destroyed.