Where bad choices make good stories
Hurricanes spawn tornadoes, it's just part of what make them so scary. The other thing is storm surge at the coast, in some spots it's supposed to be up to twelve feet. Imagine you live on a barrier island that's ten feet above the waterline at the high spot, and suddenly you have a twelve foot surge. That means the island's suddenly a reef, temporarily. I expect quite a few people to die from this one, people haven't been evacuating the way they should, and it's too late now.
They're sure pushing the scare tactics again. Evacuation for a cat 2? Puhleeze. That's nothing more than a strong breeze. Even if it does go to a 3, that's not reason to start with "the sky is falling!" crap. All they want to do is keep people perpetually on edge.
It’s cat 4, almost 5 now. Still want to shake your fist at it?
I've been through several hurricanes. I learned long ago to take them all seriously. I've seen your attitude in a lot of people who have never been in one. I've also seen that attitude change very quickly.
Try to keep up.
A good friend of ours in Fort Myers refused evacuate. A 60 foot Norfolk pine came through her roof about 45 minutes after landfall. Her house is now both without electricity and open to the elements as the tree came to rest in the middle of her living room floor. The interior of her house is soaked, so she’s trying to get herself and her kids to a shelter in hurricane force winds. 140 mph winds are more than a “strong breeze.”
As they had sveral days warning to move those airplanes north the Insurance companys should refuse to pay damages.
Move to where? Be specific.The path of Ian has been uncertain even unto yesterday.
And, inless you have a financial interest tied into an aircraft, you're not in the pool. Many insurers of aircraft do only that, insure aircraft.
I know several people that live on Sanibel Island and others that own property in Cape Coral. As of about 2:30 today Sanibel was under several feet of water and that was when just the outermost eastern edge of the main part of the storm had just made land fall. Two of the three people that I know that live there evac'd to the east coast of FL early this AM. The other one is elsewhere at this time. No word yet from the the Cape Coral folks.Nemo
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