Alarm Fatigue

As we look forward to another weekend of great TV moments watching weather geeks standing in high wind and rain while telling us we shouldn't, I wonder, what I would do if I lived in the storm area.

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Sure, they can stay, their choice, but don't expect help if you need it, and don't whine about it if something happens.

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Flrdsgns 13 days ago

In response to “Sure, they can stay, their choice, but don't...

I understand and can't disagree.

Of course I can't imagine watching the National Guard rescue boat just passing them by. And, if they were ordered to evacuate, there shouldn't be anyone there, right? Can you imagine the outrage if FEMA doesn't have adequate resources?

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Budwick 13 days ago

In response to “I understand and can't disagree. Of course I...

Of course the National Guard shouldn't be out in the storm either, why should they risk their life to save someone too stupid to evacuate?
FEMA is there after the danger has passed to help with property damage, not save people from their own stupidity

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Flrdsgns 12 days ago

In response to “Of course the National Guard shouldn't be out...

We're still in agreement!

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Budwick 12 days ago

In response to “We're still in agreement!

OMG, the world must be coming to an end if we agree on something (hehe)

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Flrdsgns 12 days ago

In response to “I'm glad! (smile)

That we agree on something, or that the world is coming to an end?(confused)

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Flrdsgns 12 days ago

In response to “That we agree on something, or that the world...

Sorry about the confusion.

Yes.

(maniac)

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Budwick 12 days ago

In response to “Sorry about the confusion. Yes. (maniac)

When given a choice between two, "yes" is not an appropriate answer.

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Flrdsgns 12 days ago

In response to “When given a choice between two...

LOL ... my dad would always do that.

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Walt_OReagun 12 days ago

In response to “When given a choice between two...

Did you notice the laughing emoji?
Jezz, you dems really have no sense of humor at all.

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Budwick 11 days ago

I can recall being on either side of this fence.

Watching people on rooftops waiting for rescue and then blaming George Bush for their predicament - I remember wondering why didn't they take one of those buses out of town?

Other times seeing traffic backups for miles and miles and people bitching that the storm was no where near as bad as they said it would be. The discomfort and expense,...

I think the real bottom line for me is that I KNOW I can't trust liberal weather.
Look at me! - I've politicized weather!

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Budwick 13 days ago

In response to “I can recall being on either side of this...

It isn't about the probability of something happening, it's the consequences of your choice if you are wrong.
Remember the old saying: Better safe than sorry?

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Flrdsgns 12 days ago

In response to “I can recall being on either side of this...

That's ok, Bud, the climate Establishment has already politicized the weather by predicting that this is what Florida may look like in 50 years, and all because of those evil fossil fuel companies and the politicians they support.

Oh, well, at least Disney World will still be there for me in my old age. (biggrin)

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Thinkerbell 12 days ago

Some people don't have the means to evacuate.

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Will_Janitor 12 days ago

why would they want to. Too much danger so stay alive by going inland for a while

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred 12 days ago

Ive ridden out a couple. Much, much smaller, though.
As will said, some havent the means to leave. Others, too stubborn to do so. Some wait too long.
Those that cannot get out of the way, need help. But....after the storm. As far as the severity of storms? I listened to rush today, too. Over estimating has nothing to do with anything other than giving people the worst case scenario. Better to be over cautious than giving people the warm and fuzzies.

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Carla 12 days ago

Hey I get the first bus outta there but if people want to stay then it's up to them I guess. 乂º◡º乂

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Ada 12 days ago

President Trump has caused this storm
because of his anti globull stance

and so it begins LOLOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYNus3bC-E4

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Neanderthal_Momdoer 12 days ago

There are enough opportunities to get out of Dodge if it is in the pathway of "the storm of the century." No one has to stay with all the help being given out.
I've been through these storms and luckily it was never as bad as predicted for us.
Hurricane Andrew did some serious damage but my friends stocked up on supplies ahead of time and rode it out. they ended up grilling a lot of their freezer food and feeding the neighborhood.
No one should stay and expect to be rescued at the last minute. Get out when you can.

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ozzyboy 12 days ago

In response to “There are enough opportunities to get out of...

must be good people to feed them all

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred 12 days ago

In response to “must be good people to feed them all

Yes, and they didn't want all that food to go to waste because the freezer was out for a week. It was a win/win for them all.

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ozzyboy 11 days ago

First tell us what you think "right" means and then maybe we can discuss it. For instance, if people have a "right" to remain then the governor has no authority to "order" them to evacuate. Your question takes on several possible interpretations depending on just what "right" means.

It seems that almost nobody knows what "right" means any more.

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that_guy 12 days ago

In response to “First tell us what you think "right"...

I don't know.
Is it reasonable?
Is staying a criminal offense?

I DO understand your question though.

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Budwick 12 days ago

Yes - they do have the Right to stay.
The authorities can "order" an evacuation, but unless martial law is declared they really can't force anyone to leave.

However, courts have ruled that "emergency personnel" (police/fire) have NO obligation to actually respond to emergencies (unless they have a "personal relation" with the person, such as someone in witness protection).

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Walt_OReagun 12 days ago

The "right", yes. I think when anyone exercises that right, they should lose all consideration when it comes to receiving help later when everything turns to crap.

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JustJimColo 11 days ago

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