Big Chicken Baby
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On the Gulf Coast, we got complacent until Katrina. With memories of Katrina so recently etched in our memories, when Rita threatened everyone panicked and people died not because of the storm, but because of the traffic jams, escalation of violence( I saw first hand people getting physical to get the last bit of gasoline at a station)etc.
Then came Ike. People remembered the traffic jams and difficulties caused by the evacuation for Rita and decided to stay put. There are still people from Bolivar and Galveston whose bodies have not been recovered.
Have a healthy respect for the power of these storms, make a plan and prepare but please keep a cool head about you. This is one reason I really get annoyed at the media and their storm feeding frenzy.
S/V Ceol Mor
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