Monday, February 05, 2007

Central Florida Tornadic Activity Blogging

Last week Central Florida got hit by some nasty weather, with tornados leaving at least 20 people dead, and many homes destroyed or damaged. (This post could be entitled "Return of the Blue Tarps of Eternal Suffering".) First things first: everyone I know escaped any kind of harm or damage. The path was well north of us.

Second, the national news is reporting, with apparent shock, that there has been no looting, and that the recovery efforts are underway. Why is this shocking? We had four hurricanes in six weeks in 2004, and looting was virtually non-existent. Also, what the hell were they expecting on the recovery side? That we'd sit around and wait for Michael Brown to show up? Please. Florida isn't some Third World Country....

2 comments:

XWL said...

Please. Florida isn't some Third World Country....

What does that say about Louisiana?

(arguments against comparison, magnitude of the weather events, arguments for comparison, everyone along the Gulf Coast and in Florida should always be mindful of extreme weather, and to be ill prepared at a local level is inexcusable and usually related to corruption and not lack of resources)

Icepick said...

Especially that part about the size of the weather events. The hurricanes that hit Florida were much stronger than that Cat 1 storm that actually hit Louisiana. The problems up there are entirely related to the corruption of the LA state and local governments.