Art_Deco saidNow we live together in Florida and like others always wonder if a hurricane will wipe us off the map. And please, no snarky comments about my heading a Hurricane Committee that benefits hundreds of residents here.
Yes, who could forget this "call to action" from the head of the Wilton Manors Hurricane Committee:
FLORIDIANS!!! Watch The News, Likely We'll Be Hit By Irene, A Probable Hurricane Now Projected Cat 2 (Edit)
Of course, the alarm sounded by "Colonel" Deco was a false one, having been given almost a full week before any possible chance of the storm bearing down on South Florida. Yet the "Colonel" insisted on going the hysteria route by choosing the words "Likely We'll Be Hit By Irene."
You never let go of something in your delusions, do you? But then I guess that's the definition of a delusion.
I was merely quoting the National Weather Service, and posted their official projection maps here for all to see. I invented nothing, exaggerated nothing. We were dead in the middle of their storm path until about 5 days before the storm was to get here, and then not fully out of danger until about 2 days before.
Unlike private home owners, getting a condo prepared with hundreds of residents takes a lot of time. Especially with many elderly & disabled residents for whom special evacuation transportation must be arranged. And clearing the outdoor patios of furniture left by seasonal residents, who aren't supposed to have anything outside that could become a flying object, but who depart a week earlier anyway and simply don't comply.
So we've gotta figure out which unit has to be entered, get a spare key they're supposed to keep on file, and bring their stuff inside. That alone takes a couple of days. Also to lower the outdoor pool level, secure the roof access hatches, and dozens of other tasks.
It would be impossible to do all that in 2 days, it takes about 5. Plus the Hurricane Committee members themselves might wish to evacuate at least a day or 2 before the hurricane hits, because of the traffic jams.
But typical of your lack of knowledge of year-round south Florida living. And your obsession with using your ignorance to bash me on any flimsy topic you think you can. Well, sorry, and expect to see me alerting other south Florida residents to potential hurricane threats this upcoming season.