Of course they are scared. All the big liberal controlled cities (eg. Washington, NYC and Boston) would be among the first submerged. Hoo Yah!
Apparently you've never been to Charleston or New Orleans, which are "scarey low" for anyone who's ever been through a Hurricane. I grew up in Southern Queens where it was single digits above sea level. After Donna in 1960, the streets were flooded for a week. I've lived up around ~200 ft amsl the last 25 years and those kind of places scare me nowadays.