"This is like the Third World," said Claudia Shaw, who spent several hours in a gas line. "We live in a state where we suffer from these storms every year. Where is the planning?" From the AP.
I swear, if I hear something like this one more time, I'm going to lose my mind.
The "planning" should be the responsibility of the citizens of Florida (and Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and any other state that has to face the threat of a hurricane), NOT the government!!!
Damnit, how hard is it to listen to the news and the weather reports and KNOW that there is a hurricane headed your way? How hard is it to stock your home with cans of chili, stew, pork and beans, veggies, etc.? How hard is it to stockpile some gas?? We have at least 20 gallons of gas at our house (not to mention what is in our cars...and let me tell you, if there were a hurricane headed here all of our cars would be FULL) at any time.
Having grown up in Southern California where the threat of the "big one" loomed over us just as the threat of a Category 5 hurricane inundating New Orleans loomed over them. My dad ALWAYS had plenty of food, water, and supplies on hand...just in case.
It is not that hard.
I am so incredibly sick and tired of people in this country feeling like the government should do everything for them. We do not live in a socialistic society!
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