I agree that is a little harsh, but I understand where he is coming from. There are millions too many people living along the coast that have no clue of the real risk to themselves and their families. It is unfortunate, but it will take more wakeup calls like this before the local, state and federal governments do anything to stop the uncontrolled growth of these low lying areas. As horrible as this situation is, it is minor compared to what would have happened had Charley hit Tampa, or anywhere along the SE coast of Florida. If Andrew had hit 20 miles further north the destruction and deaths would have been ten times as bad. For those of us that have been through several major hurricanes, we know what to do. But most of the people that live in Florida never have, and thousands more clueless people arrive every month. It is a major disaster (not to mimimize what just happened) waiting to happen, and it will happen.
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