October 24, 2005

WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?:

Florida braces for Wilma's landfall: Many not heeding evacuation orders (Brian MacQuarrie and Geoff Edgers, October 24, 2005, Boston Globe)

Hurricane Wilma raced across the Gulf of Mexico last night toward waiting and weary southwest Florida, packing intensifying winds, the potential for tornadoes, and a dangerous storm surge that officials feared could swamp parts of the Florida Keys and inundate low-lying areas of the coast.

Officials were concerned that as the state braced for its eighth hurricane in 14 months, many residents were suffering from hurricane fatigue and failing to heed evacuation orders. Wilma marked the fourth time this year that the Keys faced evacuation, and 80 percent of residents were staying put yesterday.


Man is ineducable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 24, 2005 8:08 AM
Comments

The worst would be Blanco and Nagin in charge in Florida.

Posted by: AWW at October 24, 2005 8:45 AM

Sun's out now.

Posted by: tefta at October 24, 2005 2:26 PM

Albert Jay Nock's distinction between "education" and "training" is a good one.

American society, as a whole, has gone too far down the path of education, and neglected training, to our detriment.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 24, 2005 4:11 PM
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