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(USA Today)   Hundreds are stranded in cars and on rooftops awaiting rescue as Hurricane Florence comes ashore. If only someone had warned these people a storm was coming and told them to get out of the way   ( usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Tropical cyclone, New Bern, North Carolina, South Carolina, Hurricane Florence, Flood, Storm surge  
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2018-09-14 12:21:44 PM  
Yup. Good luck, first responders.
 
2018-09-14 12:23:36 PM  
See what happens when you think everything on TV, radio, etc. is "fake news."

/Of course, not everyone can simply flee due to circumstances.
 
2018-09-14 12:24:19 PM  
If you choose to stay, you choose to wait.
 
2018-09-14 12:24:58 PM  
Before someone says something about how many of these people are poor and couldn't afford to evacuate, let me ask a serious question: Is there any chance the rescue people could sweep the area before a hurricane hits and drag those people to shelters, as opposed to waiting until the storm hits?  That way once the waters start to rise the rescue people don't have to risk their lives.
 
2018-09-14 12:25:42 PM  
I feel horrible for those without means to evacuate.  But the storm that hit is even weaker than projections indicated.  The storm was always projected to hang out for a while.  Any flooding they're getting is lower than they should have prepared for.  Anyone who could have left and didn't should get zero recovery efforts.

TL;DR - Fark them and let Darwin sort them out.
 
2018-09-14 12:26:06 PM  
Submitted this hours ago with a more cynical headline.  Guess that's not what we're going for.
 
2018-09-14 12:26:29 PM  
Why do I get the feeling that they were all Trump voters?

Is that bad?
 
2018-09-14 12:26:32 PM  
In nature, these people would perish and not pass on their genes. We'll save them and be assured their stupid genes are able to continue to spread, unabated.
 
2018-09-14 12:26:58 PM  
This guy is driving up the Neuse River in New Bern and it looks like the tide is out. I don't know if I would call a couple of inches of water on the roads flooding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtwzQ​c​LSyeU&feature=youtu.be
 
2018-09-14 12:27:30 PM  
And on the backs of all their cars

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2018-09-14 12:27:33 PM  
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2018-09-14 12:28:32 PM  
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2018-09-14 12:28:49 PM  
When we get Tsunami warnings in Crescent City, California, you can watch all the people go out to the beach to take photos and video of the water. These people want to see the water rush out....

Darwin is my best friend. He gives me all kinds of wisdom by simply showing me all the different ways stupid people get to die. He's quite the mastery of this death business.
 
2018-09-14 12:29:16 PM  
Bye, Felicias.
 
2018-09-14 12:29:32 PM  

DRTFA: Before someone says something about how many of these people are poor and couldn't afford to evacuate, let me ask a serious question: Is there any chance the rescue people could sweep the area before a hurricane hits and drag those people to shelters, as opposed to waiting until the storm hits?  That way once the waters start to rise the rescue people don't have to risk their lives.


Or at the very least have them dragged to a local hurricane resistant shelter of some kind.
 
2018-09-14 12:29:34 PM  

Nick Nostril: In nature, these people would perish and not pass on their genes. We'll save them and be assured their stupid genes are able to continue to spread, unabated.


I have a friend who just posted on FB that her in laws are in New Bern and decided to wait it out because it was only a 2.  It's very hard to not say harsh things on her feed.  I unfollowed it to stop the temptation.
 
2018-09-14 12:30:44 PM  
[crackle] "Paging Darwin. Charles Darwin to the Carolinas please." [crackle]
 
2018-09-14 12:30:56 PM  
If there was only some way we could know that hurricanes can create storm surge that can result in flooding in intercostal waterways and river outlets.

I called it on the Neuse River yesterday, the reason New Bern got whacked with 10' of storm surge this morning.
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2018-09-14 12:31:46 PM  
As the outer bands were coming ashore yesterday, NPR interviewed a woman in NC who was frantic because Lowes had closed. "I get that the staff need to be safe, but what about the rest of us?"

The "rest of us?" Um, take a look around, lady. Tell us how many you see...
 
2018-09-14 12:32:26 PM  
They should have driven Volkswagens.
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2018-09-14 12:32:53 PM  

SoupJohnB: As the outer bands were coming ashore yesterday, NPR interviewed a woman in NC who was frantic because Lowes had closed. "I get that the staff need to be safe, but what about the rest of us?"

The "rest of us?" Um, take a look around, lady. Tell us how many you see...


How many people are in a typical NPR news crew?
 
2018-09-14 12:32:53 PM  
I want an update on the guy that was going to ride out the storm on his boat.
 
2018-09-14 12:34:09 PM  

DRTFA: Before someone says something about how many of these people are poor and couldn't afford to evacuate, let me ask a serious question: Is there any chance the rescue people could sweep the area before a hurricane hits and drag those people to shelters, as opposed to waiting until the storm hits?  That way once the waters start to rise the rescue people don't have to risk their lives.


You sound socialist.
 
2018-09-14 12:34:10 PM  
I read an article about a woman who wouldn't leave (with husband, small child and two cats) because A) no money, and B) she was afraid of losing her job at Dollar General. She's about to have a baby, too. Then it said they were Trumpers, so I figured she got what she probably voted for. I hated to think this, but my cynic meter almost blew up.
 
2018-09-14 12:36:40 PM  

baltimoreblonde: I read an article about a woman who wouldn't leave (with husband, small child and two cats) because A) no money, and B) she was afraid of losing her job at Dollar General. She's about to have a baby, too. Then it said they were Trumpers, so I figured she got what she probably voted for. I hated to think this, but my cynic meter almost blew up.


Why the Fark is the Dollar General store open during a hurricane?
 
2018-09-14 12:36:55 PM  
A storm descends on a small town, and the downpour soon turns into a flood. As the waters rise, the local preacher kneels in prayer on the church porch, surrounded by water. By and by, one of the townsfolk comes up the street in a canoe.
"Better get in, Preacher. The waters are rising fast."
"No," says the preacher. "I have faith in the Lord. He will save me."
Still the waters rise. Now the preacher is up on the balcony, wringing his hands in supplication, when another guy zips up in a motorboat.
"Come on, Preacher. We need to get you out of here. The levee's gonna break any minute."
Once again, the preacher is unmoved. "I shall remain. The Lord will see me through."
After a while the levee breaks, and the flood rushes over the church until only the steeple remains above water. The preacher is up there, clinging to the cross, when a helicopter descends out of the clouds, and a state trooper calls down to him through a megaphone.
"Grab the ladder, Preacher. This is your last chance."
Once again, the preacher insists the Lord will deliver him.
And, predictably, he drowns.
A pious man, the preacher goes to heaven. After a while he gets an interview with God, and he asks the Almighty, "Lord, I had unwavering faith in you. Why didn't you deliver me from that flood?"
God shakes his head. "What did you want from me? I sent you two boats and a helicopter."
 
2018-09-14 12:37:14 PM  
Let Them DIE!!!
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2018-09-14 12:38:16 PM  

MadMonk: I want an update on the guy that was going to ride out the storm on his boat.


Many people having been searching for an extended period of time, but to this point nobody has been able to locate the man in the boat. I've heard unconfirmed reports that the man in the boat has been found, but these reports are based solely on the volume of fluids that have been flowing throughout the area and cannot be counted on as definitive proof that the man in the boat was successfully located and stimulated.
 
2018-09-14 12:38:34 PM  
Fark 'em and let them drown.  It's not worth the risk to police and firefighters.

/My son goes to The Citadel and went inland on 9/11.
 
2018-09-14 12:38:45 PM  

Emposter: baltimoreblonde: I read an article about a woman who wouldn't leave (with husband, small child and two cats) because A) no money, and B) she was afraid of losing her job at Dollar General. She's about to have a baby, too. Then it said they were Trumpers, so I figured she got what she probably voted for. I hated to think this, but my cynic meter almost blew up.

Why the Fark is the Dollar General store open during a hurricane?


Low overhead.
 
2018-09-14 12:39:00 PM  
I strongly support the rights of people to stay in their own homes, even when a mandatory evacuation order is given. But, if those people require rescue, they should pay for every cent of the costs, including the medical costs of any emergency personnel who are injured while rescuing them. And if emergency personnel die while attempting to rescue them, they should be charged with manslaughter.
 
2018-09-14 12:39:08 PM  

DRTFA: Before someone says something about how many of these people are poor and couldn't afford to evacuate, let me ask a serious question: Is there any chance the rescue people could sweep the area before a hurricane hits and drag those people to shelters, as opposed to waiting until the storm hits?  That way once the waters start to rise the rescue people don't have to risk their lives.


Good point.
 
2018-09-14 12:39:11 PM  
I've decided to stay when told to evacuate before. I did that knowing I was ON MY OWN. I prepared, battened down the hatches, and waited.

If I had gotten into trouble, the last thing I would be doing would be begging for someone else to put themselves at risk to help me.

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2018-09-14 12:39:23 PM  

MadMonk: I want an update on the guy that was going to ride out the storm on his boat.


You can bet he's cranking up the REO until the bitter end.
 
2018-09-14 12:39:53 PM  

whidbey: Why do I get the feeling that they were all Trump voters?

Is that bad?


Seriously?  WTF man?

The rain falls on the right and the left just the same.

You do know there are blue voters in red counties right??

Seriously, seek mental help.
 
2018-09-14 12:39:58 PM  

baltimoreblonde: I read an article about a woman who wouldn't leave (with husband, small child and two cats) because A) no money, and B) she was afraid of losing her job at Dollar General. She's about to have a baby, too. Then it said they were Trumpers, so I figured she got what she probably voted for. I hated to think this, but my cynic meter almost blew up.


No money to evacuate but she keeps breeding?  Sympathy for the cats, none for her.

I'm so sick of people not having a disaster preparedness plan and depending on others to bail them out when things go wrong.  If you live by the coast, in tornado alley, in earthquake zones, etc, evacuation NEEDS to be part of your life's plan.  This includes the elderly, the disabled, the poor, etc etc.  If you can't get to a safer place because of one of these issues that are known about ahead of time, don't farking live there.  Nothing is worth your life.
 
2018-09-14 12:41:08 PM  
Thoughts and prayers.
 
2018-09-14 12:41:13 PM  
CSB: earlier this week i was tasked with calling ppl who work for my company & live in that area... just to let them know specifically that if they need to evacuate, that it will absolutely be an excused absence, please keep yourselves safe, your job will still be there etc etc etc

Almost none of them had any plans to evacuate.
 
2018-09-14 12:41:32 PM  

tommyl66: MadMonk: I want an update on the guy that was going to ride out the storm on his boat.

Many people having been searching for an extended period of time, but to this point nobody has been able to locate the man in the boat. I've heard unconfirmed reports that the man in the boat has been found, but these reports are based solely on the volume of fluids that have been flowing throughout the area and cannot be counted on as definitive proof that the man in the boat was successfully located and stimulated.


...go on...
 
2018-09-14 12:41:35 PM  
It's all "Imma stay right here" until your bootstraps get wet.
 
2018-09-14 12:42:01 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: whidbey: Why do I get the feeling that they were all Trump voters?

Is that bad?

Seriously?  WTF man?

The rain falls on the right and the left just the same.

You do know there are blue voters in red counties right??

Seriously, seek mental help.


Yeah, no, my gut feeling is that those who don't want to leave are Trumpers who probably don't even believe climate change is real.

Deal with it.
 
2018-09-14 12:42:38 PM  

MadMonk: I want an update on the guy that was going to ride out the storm on his boat.


He's fine so far.
 
2018-09-14 12:42:42 PM  

baltimoreblonde: I read an article about a woman who wouldn't leave (with husband, small child and two cats) because A) no money, and B) she was afraid of losing her job at Dollar General. She's about to have a baby, too. Then it said they were Trumpers, so I figured she got what she probably voted for. I hated to think this, but my cynic meter almost blew up.


So if she had voted for Hillary instead, she would have become financially secure between noon on 2017-1-20 and today?
 
2018-09-14 12:43:04 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: whidbey: Why do I get the feeling that they were all Trump voters?

Is that bad?

Seriously?  WTF man?

The rain falls on the right and the left just the same.

You do know there are blue voters in red counties right??

Seriously, seek mental help.


People on the left don't ignore weather forecasters and government agencies because they think they're part of the global climate conspiracy.
 
2018-09-14 12:43:27 PM  

AirForceVet: See what happens when you think everything on TV, radio, etc. is "fake news."

/Of course, not everyone can simply flee due to circumstances.


Not so much fake news, but everything nowadays is "catastrophic". A 10' surge isn't the Apocalypse. That city has seen much higher, per signs around town the last time I visited it. Hell the NC Aquarium on the beach had a high water sign above its roof.
 
2018-09-14 12:44:13 PM  

MadMonk: I want an update on the guy that was going to ride out the storm on his boat.


He was just interviewed on NPR. Apparently he still has power and it's raining sideways.
 
2018-09-14 12:44:33 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: whidbey: Why do I get the feeling that they were all Trump voters?

Is that bad?

Seriously?  WTF man?

The rain falls on the right and the left just the same.

You do know there are blue voters in red counties right??

Seriously, seek mental help.


It runs both ways, there were Trumper jerks hounding on Twitter this morning that "all" the 150-200 people needing a boat rescue in New Bern had to be lazy democrats looking for a free ride to safety.
 
2018-09-14 12:44:35 PM  
If you're under mandatory evacuation and you need rescue, the dispatcher should laugh, say "we'll swing by after it's over", and hang up on you.

baltimoreblonde: I read an article about a woman who wouldn't leave (with husband, small child and two cats) because A) no money, and B) she was afraid of losing her job at Dollar General. She's about to have a baby, too. Then it said they were Trumpers, so I figured she got what she probably voted for. I hated to think this, but my cynic meter almost blew up.


Which Trump policy made her poor, pumping out too many babies, and afraid to lose her job? I'm just curious where the "got what she voted for" comes in?
 
2018-09-14 12:44:37 PM  
Did the report state if any of them are members of the Cape Fear Rugby Team?
 
2018-09-14 12:44:49 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: No money to evacuate but she keeps breeding?  Sympathy for the cats, none for her.


You know, if you advocate for a position where only the financially secure may breed, you're a white supremacist.

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