The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Sandy STRENGTHENS as it turns toward US coast” (Web-site/URL: http://za.news.yahoo.com/sandy-strengthens-turns-toward-us-coast-135531349.html).
“as The Weather Channel began its fourth day of nonstop coverage”, anchor Kelly Cass said: “One of the BIGGEST storms of our lifetimes is unfolding right now“.
Finally, according to a bulletin, “IF you are reluctant to evacuate and you know someone who rode out the ’62 storm on the Barrier Islands, ask them IF they could do it again“. The EXPECTATION/EXPECTED answer (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI), at least for the STUBBORN people was YES while local government were EXPECTING NO because they wanted people to evacuate/leave to ENSURE, as much as possible, their safety. “IF you are reluctant, think about YOUR LOVED ONES, think about the emergency responders who will be UNABLE to reach you when you make the PANICKED phone call to be rescued, think about the rescue/recovery teams who will rescue you if you are injured or RECOVER YOUR REMAINS IF you do not survive“. It’s clear that government officials are TRYING to instill FEAR in the people living in the affected areas, but it’s clear that many people WEREN’T listening/DIDN’T listen/DIDN’T heed the advice to evacuate and head to safety. ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF these people who insisted on staying behind made a good/wise/well-informed decision.