Taking the Good With the Bad

A Harvard study out today suggests that nearly one-third of people in hurricane-prone coastal areas in this country would refuse to evacuate if ordered to do so. Top reason? The likely unfounded belief that their home is well-enough built to be safe. Too, over half feel that evacuation routes would be too crowded, and fully one-third feel that evacuation itself would be dangerous.

The price of living in hurricane-prone areas, I’d think, would be that you’d have to accept the overwhelming might of nature, as well as the necessary measures designed by experts to ensure your safety. Evidently, that’s not the case…

Published in: Geekiness, General | on July 24th, 2007| Comments Off on Taking the Good With the Bad

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