Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the coast of North Carolina. While watching the news this morning they reported that over half of the population of the barrier islands that will be struck by this large hurricane are not going to evacuate! I can tell you this could be a fatal mistake.The mayor of New York City at a press conference has urged the citizens to evacuate from the low-lying areas of the city. Many of the residence have ignored his warnings this could be something if they live they might regret. These people do not realize the power of and Atlantic hurricane.
On August 17, 1969 hurricane Camille hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many people also ignored the warnings to evacuate they paid with their lives. 131 people paid with their lives, 27 are still missing, 8900 were injured and 13,000 homes were destroyed 68 square miles were leveled So what part of evacuate now they don't understand.
So I would suggest when you're local officials warned you a hurricane is bearing down on you and it is time to evacuate do it. I know you don't want to end up on some Memorial wall of the dead after the storm.