Theres always the question of what do you do about the unprepared during a crisis. Do you take upon yourself the expense of ‘extra’ preparations for those ‘poor unfortunates’? Read this article and see if you come to the same conclusion I did: they had their chance, theyre idiots, they deserve what they get.
As Hurricane Season Looms, States Aim to Scare
“The big shortfall is complacency with the community,” said RandallWebster, director of Horry County Emergency Management. “Our main theme is, take interest as an individual and make preparations.”
In Nags Head, N.C., Jimmy Austin, a former commercial fisherman whonow operates his own seafood market, said he was unfazed by this year’spredictions, some of which suggest that the Carolinas will beespecially hard hit. He keeps his insurance current, Mr. Austin said,but sees no need for special precautions.
“I don’t pay these things a whole lot of mind,” said Mr. Austin, 69,a native of the Outer Banks. “Because they say so doesn’t mean it’sgoing to happen that way.”
In Galveston, Tex., Keith Patterson, a resident there for 30 years,dismissed the urgency of a hurricane survival kit on Thursday. No useworrying about a hurricane until it is near, he said.
“When one is coming, I’ll make preparations,” said Mr. Patterson,68, a retired purchasing clerk. “I’ll get what I have to get then.”
“We got food, but I got none saved,” said Ms. Williams, 17, the single parent of a 2-year-old, who lives in public housing.
Ms. Williams said she would have to sacrifice buying diapers and baby clothes to afford a hurricane survival kit.
Amazing, isn’t it? I mean, seriously, how utterly clueless can a person be about these things especially after already getting their asses handed to them not once, but twice last year?
See you at the Guantanadome, idiots.