We should all pray a team of reporters dedicated to this truth
will document this year’s hurricane stories. Misperceptions must
be set straight. For instance, poor residents of New Orleans with
no money could not buy ticket out of town, much less pay rent when
they got someplace out of town. But that didn’t stop citizens and
the media from condemning them for not following instructions to
“get out of town“. Now that thousands of poor folk have been moved
to far away places; how will they find ways to settle down,
assimilate, and find new jobs. Statistics should be kept for a few
years to see what will happen to them.
A large number of death and injuries were in 2 busses trying to
evacuate people from hurricane Rita. As a senior citizen, body
functions are not far from my thoughts when on the road. My
speculations about the causes for these accidents are not too far
fetched. I can visualize a scenario where buss drivers are told to
stay in convoy at all costs, and after they are under way, a
passenger with diarrhea insists the driver stop and let him out.
Such urgent demands may well have caused these deadly single
vehicle accidents? If this be the true, rules need to be
Mundane problems of going to the bathroom must create big
problems when thousands of people are gathered on roads. For
instance what is acceptable under threat of hurricane or
earthquake etc. when a highway has thousands of cars going nowhere
in a traffic jam. I’ll hide behind an umbrella to do my thing!
People far from hurricanes may feel safe and not weigh their
options seriously. But in our modern world it is hard to find a
truly safe place. Complacent Californians, should be aware that
earthquakes not only make houses uninhabitable with broken water,
sewer, gas and electric systems, but even in small factories they
can rupture pipes and tanks that could release poisons gases that
easily spread for miles around. It was startling to see TV
reporters and cameramen walk through unlocked gates, right up to
huge tanks of explosive, poisonous chemicals only yards from
schools and homes.
Trucks and trains carry all kinds of hazardous material on our
roads even though in an accident, fumes can spread through whole
neighborhoods, . What would you do if you awoke to a thick plume
of noxious fumes. Most of us would scramble to the cars and join
our neighbors driving as far as we can.
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