I am watching the news about Hurricane Sandy and there are stories about people refusing to leave their homes. There are even people out walking around on the beaches and board walks taking pictures even though they are in danger of getting swept away in the rising water. New York City Police are starting to arrest people who refuse to leave areas where water and wind speeds are rising. I am amazed at the boldness of people who have not left areas that are being evacuated. It is surprising that people ignored weather warnings and waited until the last minute to prepare for the storm.
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I agree. Everyone needs to be responsible and make their own choice. Due to skills and supplies, a nurse or Dr. with a whole house generator, food, water, and other supplies would be better off staying put than a gamer living in mom's basement.
Flaco, no one would have to ask me twice. I'd take a seat on the wing of a plane! Those pictures of the ocean made a believer out of me!
Also consider where you live. I'm from a place used to hurricanes, so they are common here. They are panicing on the Eastern coast, and I'm enjoying that they finally have a hurricane.
Are you serious?? This the worst combination of storms in the history of the United States with storm surges of 12-14 feet. The people who stay are just risking the lives of those who will have to come and save their lives.
lburmaster, People have died from this storm and more are about to... you should be ashamed of yourself .
Only 17 in seven states. That isn't bad for a hurricane. They probably died in a fire or drowned. Yes, they are risking their lives. As I do every year living in the Gulf and as everyone living in California. They are sitting on an earthquake zone.
Only 17? Do you not have any compassion?? Those are 17 families who are devastated today for the loss of a loved one. I'm sure you would have a different perspective if it were someone you cared about.
I've had family members die in hurricanes. I've lived in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas. Hurricanes are entirely common for me and a regular act of life. If someone dies in a hurricane, it is normal from my perspective.
We have to accept that death is a part of any major hurricane or earthquake, but a normal person does not wish them on others. Those who do must been born without an empathy gene.
Just, I think it is a lack of maturity. I'm just sitting here with my jaw on my desk. SMH.
JThomp I agree with you... time to move on and talk to the grownups.
Great point JThomp42 - I don't think people think about the first responders who as part of their job have to come knock on doors and tell people to leave their homes. They are unable to evacuate with their families because of us.