Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricanes Are No Laughing Matter

Unless you see a person in a bear costume walking the beach while a reporter is likely talking about how dangerous it is.

And as I write this, I am listening to someone who was in Galveston and said he didn't leave because "I didn't think it was going to be that bad."

Seriously, people. When the National Weather Service says if you stay you will risk CERTAIN DEATH, that does not mean you should try to ride out the storm. Ever. That warning is not issued with every hurricane. At some point, people who have made it through small storms will learn to get out of harm's way. And know that if you stay behind after such a dire warning, you lose my sympathy. You were given plenty of notice and chose to take your own life into your own hands. You cannot predict Mother Nature's fury. You should NOT risk your life to protect your home. That can be replaced. Human life cannot.

Consider me your Debbie Downer du jour.
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