So now comes the news this year, that people in Florida have those exact same thoughts and statements to make this year. Here are excerpts from the article at CNN.com:
Most people along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts still lack a hurricane survival plan and don't feel vulnerable to storms, despite Katrina's dramatic damage and pleas from emergency officials for residents to prepare before the season starts, according to a poll released Thursday.
The six-month Atlantic season starts Friday, and forecasters have predicted an above-average year: with three to five hurricanes of at least Category 3 strength.
Nevertheless, 53 percent of those surveyed in 18 Atlantic and Gulf Coast states say they don't feel that they are vulnerable to a hurricane, or to related tornadoes and flooding, according to the Mason-Dixon poll.
Eighty-eight percent said they had not taken any steps to fortify their homes, and 45 percent still believed the old wives' tale that masking tape helps keeps windows from shattering during hurricanes.
But only a small amount of people, 16 percent, said they would defy orders to evacuate. Cathy Miller, who lives on North Carolina's narrow Ocracoke Island, accessible only by ferry, is one of them. "I've never evacuated," Miller said. "Every time I say that, though, I knock on wood."
So THIS year, when these people are stranded on their rooftops complaining that the federal government should be bailing them out (literally and figuratively), maybe some of us will think twice about screaming bloody murder to the president. Despite the fact that these people HAVE BEEN WARNED, but ignore those warnings and defy evacuation orders. I'm going on record now, showing what these people are like, so I don't have to defend myself come August when we get reports that a 42 year old single man left his insulin in his house when he evacuated to his rooftop after the house flooded. I'll be saying, tough.