Hurricane Sandy, a superstorm will hit the east coast in about 5 hrs. Some people in low lying areas have refused to heed the evacuation warnings. The winds are beginning to get ferocious and some of them are now calling for help while there is still time. Others still insist they can ride it out. Should Emergency personnel risk their lives to rescue these people in the midst of the storm?
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I agree and not because I am callous but because first responders are risking their lives in the midst of a treacherous storm to go save people who should have heeded the warnings. They have families as well.
Many of them do, and those who don't still have a right to life. They go when they can, even after warnings and evacuation orders have been issued, but there must be no requirement they do.
I watched the news coverage before and after the storm and these were just people who wanted to stay and watch their homes or who thought they knew more than the experts.
So, now that the storm is over and we know there are thousands of people stranded that decided to stay, should we tell them that we'll get to them when we can and to quit complaining how long it's taking for help to arrive?
I would. Don't reward dum!
I was more thinking about first responders in times of major disasters and how they often have to risk their lives to rescue people who had every opportunity to evacuate ahead of time.