Yesterday, the Keys started evacuating & I can understand that, since there is basically one way in/out & they are more or less in the path. I can also understand Miami taking action by closing schools so they can convert them into shelters, but I can’t fathom why locals are panicking. IF Irma follows the European path, it will head North through mid-Florida. Being overland leeches away the power. Thus far, it hasn’t encountered a large mass of land to do that. Our state would do the trick. By the time it gets up to us, I expect it to be a 3 or maybe even 2. Matthew was a 3 and more of an annoyance than anything else. IF it follows a more western strand, we don’t have any worries. IF it follows a more Eastern one, in the Atlantic, I will need to reevaluate my choice of staying put.
Mom says that when she was a kid, reporters shared information; emotion was in sitcoms and fiction,.Over the years, mom and I been hearing more and more emotion from reporters. For instance a reporter just said, “the storm is barreling into_____”, she was using a breathless tone and wringing her hands….. …. Irma is moving about 13 mph, that is hardly barreling. I am not saying that Irma isn’t worth preparing
for, I’m saying that reporters are over dramatizing it because they apparently think that is their job… IMHO, their job is sharing information, not panic. I hate to thin how many might get trapped on roads and/or have accidents as they flee. Even Purrseidon seems to be over reacting. Would you believe that she put on her super-cat-storm-fighter outfit? Now tell me how a 10 pound cat is going to take on a hurricane?!?
Mr. M =^.^=
PS: I am going to decompress from all this emotion in my box. This post is part of Create with Joy’s Wordless Wednesday‘ blog hop.