What Grinds My Gears (A Liam Duffy Column): Hurricanes and Disasters



A view of floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on the outskirts of Lumberton, N.C., on Monday

Liam Duffy, Staff Writer

The earth is going through radical changes that can cause massive problems for us humans that live on its land mass.

We are in danger if we do not watch the warnings of approaching storms or natural disasters. For example, Hurricane Florence was predicted to make landfall on the East Coast of the United States. People had plenty of time to escape, but some chose to stay and face the impact of the natural disaster. Many lives were lost and huge property damage was caused to the towns affected by the hurricane.

Storms like Hurricane Florence have caused massive waves of destruction in the U.S. and other countries before. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and sandstorms have taken lives and people always seem to take the chance of surviving a natural disaster. If people were prepared, they would take all of their loved ones, pets, and personal material  somewhere far away from the storm and live to see another day. People who stay behind are either poor, prideful, or ignorant.

The United States must take better precautions to make sure all of its citizens escape these events unharmed. However, the government can not save everyone so that is why the only person you can depend on is yourself. Have a back up plan to get out of town and to get away from the storm. Get a summer home or a second home to stay in if your house gets destroyed. You could even go to another country if the storm is on a massive destructive scale.

We must all be careful of Mother Nature’s Wrath or else we will meet our doom by the hands of our own arrogance.