Skip to comments.Hurricane evacuation lessons
Posted on 09/27/2005 10:37:19 PM PDT by manny613
Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees caught fire in a traffic jam. It's thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and Galveston, one can't blame officials for ordering evacuations, but the lesson to be learned is evacuations can be costly. In addition to injuries and loss of life, when evacuations are ordered, there are costs associated with opportunistic criminal behavior such as looting, which there were reports of in Houston.
(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...
Easy for people half a world away to call the big "but". They have no clue. We are damned if we do, damned if we do not. How DARE anybody condemn us Texans for doing the right thing.
It must be easy to call the shots almost a week later. The foreign and domestic media are welcome to kiss off.
It might be best if this trashing went no further. Nothing personal against you, but this garbage is not factual.
Did you even read the entire article or just make your post based on the excerpt?
Yes, read it. The incident occurred in Wilmer. Still under investigation by the NTSB. Zero tolerance for anybody (especially a foreigner) to condemn us Texans for doing the right thing.
Wow. Get the chip off your shoulder.
He's not condemning it. He's pointing out (as he has done before in other articles) that certain actions are not consequence free, and a decision to do one thing in the name of safety still has costs and dangers of its own.
For example, airlines demanding that young children fly in safety seats with their own ticket: They claim it's for safety,but the increased cost of buying another seat might make a family decide to drive instead, which is much more dangerous than flying. So the family could end up getting injured in a car accident when they (and their child) would have been much better off flying without the child seat.
If you're too angry and emotional to understand what he's really talking about, perhaps you should take a step back from posting and attacking a "foreigner", whatever the heck that means.
I thought it was only Louisiana people who thought that living through a hurricane conveyed special status and exemption from criticism on them? It is amazing that this claimed Texas woman could read Prof. William article and REMAIN SO DENSE.
Here's another Texas woman who read it and understands it. Walter Williams is one of my heroes.
If we can't step back and analyze where we need improvement in an emergency, we'll all lose eventually.
Of course, one of the things that makes the US Military so good is they take a look back at all actions no matter how painful and see what went right and what went wrong. That is the only way to learn.
No "chip" on my shoulder. The link is to a non-American source. I call that foreign. We tend to create our own safety, thank you very much. I am not angry at you, or the thread poster. The content insinuated that looting was widespread. Not true. Our LEO's arrested many people, for their (the looters) own safety. Simply because us barbaric Texans frown upon theives. And shoot them.
Perhaps it would be better if we whined and moaned about needing someone else from FEMA to do something. Flat not gonna happen.
Not a woman. A Real Mothers Son....
---No "chip" on my shoulder. The link is to a non-American source. I call that foreign.---
Boy, you really are something.
Jewish world review is an american site. Articles from it have been posted on this site for years.It runs dozens of conservative authors. Or maybe in your mind you think that if it says "jewish", it's foreign. Or was there some other leap of logic behind that conclusion?
Plus, the author, Walter E. Williams, is an American - and a substitute for Rush Limbaugh, in addition to being a well respected author and economist.
Of course, you could plead ignorance as your excuse for your knee jerk reaction.
Sorry it is late and I misread your signon. But you clearly think living through a hurricane gives you some special status. I have lived through maybe 10. I evacuate sometimes and don't others. Learning from the evacuation process is a good think. Understanding how market work to ration gas and hotel rooms to their highest valued use is also good.
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