Coastal areas in Florida and other Southeastern states evacuated their populations to escape Hurricane Matthew. But when it hit, it sort of fizzled out. While the hurricane took over 500 lives (maybe as many as a thousand), particularly in Haiti, it didn’t do that much to the United States. So now lots of people who were evacuated are angry about having to leave.
Aren’t we supposed to err on the side of caution? Aren’t we supposed to prepare for the worst and then be glad if it doesn’t happen? Or was there something about this evacuation that made it especially annoying? (I’d like to hear from any of you who were affected.)
UPDATE: The hurricane’s force has abated but now comes the flooding. North Carolina is especially affected, with more people evacuated as floodwaters are ravaging some counties. So far 34 Americans have died from the Hurricane, half of them in North Carolina.