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ajcpullcom

the wet bandits strike again


No_Comfortable_8852

Dammit Marv.


marvchuk

What??!


Countblackula_6

Yer sick, ya know dat?


[deleted]

It’s our calling card Harry, *all the great ones have one!”*


Nattylight_Murica

He sounded like a snake


Chanc3thedestroyer

Snakes? Snakes.. Snakes.. I dunno no snakes.


Random_Idiotic_Alien

Shaddup ya sick bassturd, nobady tells me what I emm


[deleted]

You did it again, didn’t you?


aerostotle

I told ya not to do it!


ScottieScrotumScum

I said "Harry, I've reached the top"


V_DocBrown

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TheAssholishVariety

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First-Celebration-11

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Potential-Judgment-9

It’s our calling card


sinornithosaurus1000

I’m literally watching that movie rn


16596

You’re my hero. I try my best to wait until at least November for my annual viewings. But you’re just out here living your best goddamn life and I’m here for it


sinornithosaurus1000

“Shame” is only a word.


HeDgEhAwG69

You're watching a Christmas movie in September?


Ecomaj

So? Some Christmas movies are timeless...like Die Hard.


clewjb

It's not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls off the Nakatomi Tower.


HeDgEhAwG69

Ngl I could watch Elf all year


cager87

😂


QueasyVictory

"I'm just going to ride it out at home. No need to evacuate."


Dasils331

Typical Floridian speak. My parents live in Florida. Moved there from jersey. And I swear it dumbed them down even more than they already were


afishda

The Florida man/women title in general drops your IQ points down a bit or alot.


JanSanFan

Fun Fact. People actually from the state of Florida, the true natives, are quite respectable, smart people. It’s all the out-of-staters (we’re looking at you New York/New Jersey) that drag the gene pool down and have created the “Florida Man” meme.


GiveMeMonknee

I never thought you could be racist towards states until I read this comment lol (/s)


JanSanFan

Well, I mean you can’t…because, you know, they’re states. States made up of people from all races. But…nice try, I guess?


morelsupporter

did they add the /s tag after or did you miss it?


King-Rhino-Viking

He's from Florida so unfortunately that means his reading comprehension isn't very good.


noNoParts

Native Floridian no doubt.


Rambo6Gaming

Spot on.


Dounce1

Lol this is absolutely not true.


Ceronnis

I believe that too. A lot if Florida actually wants to leave. People comming in are mostly rich and retired, or people that fucked up their life in a different states and decide to start fresh in Florida because sun. You don't build a strong state with 2 extremes.


JustARandomSocialist

Fun fact, completely and totally dead wrong. Florida man/woman is almost always native Floridian. For anyone curious, Go to Jacksonville.


zachwilson23

Tbf when they enacted the Don't Say Florida Man Act in 1969, it became law there.


ThePresidentsNipples

Really its a trade for the drug and alcohol resistance perk that comes with the title.


Odd-Emergency5839

Florida and Jersey combo may be the key to a whole new species of incredibly stupid and loud people.


ShoobyDoobyDu

Gym, tan, steal laundry


Dasils331

Literally. I’m ashamed of the stuff my parents have said after moving down there 😂 And the fact that they want to vote DeSantis for president speaks volumes, of the absurdity, that New Jersey brains think once they get to Florida.


earlofjuggs

He would make the best president ever! Has been the best governor! Like all the flags around here say, “DeSantis 2024, Make America Florida!”. You’ll thank us later.


FilthMontane

Hey, I'm a Florida man born and raised, I got the fuck out of town. Those of us born in Florida know when to leave. It's just that every other state keeps sending us their dumbest citizens.


[deleted]

Yeah definitely something in there water


platonicnut

To be fair, the storm wasn’t tracked to hit southwest Florida until a day ago. These people had prepared for maybe some tropical storm weather (which is much less significant and doesn’t require evac). It changed direction very quickly and many didn’t have much time to evacuate properly or prepare for a near category 5 hurricane. If they chose to evac, there would be so many on the road that traffic would back up to the point you’re now sitting in the storm in your car. Don’t instantly hate on people for staying home when there wasn’t much time for them to prepare or have a safe evacuation. Not all of us Floridians are dumbasses, many of us do take these storms seriously and still can lose a lot to them.


lightspeedissueguy

This. Not to mention, evacuation is too expensive for a LOT of people. These people judging need to get some perspective. This is a horrible life changing event for many people in that area. Don't take this lightly. The lack of humanity I've been seeing lately is disgusting.


[deleted]

Come on it’s not that expensive to afford a $170 a night hotel in Georgia which is marked up to $340 due to demand plus several hundred in gas to get there. /s


No-Cardiologist6790

Cheaper than death


gahidus

Death is free. Never pay another bill, and you don't have to go to work tomorrow.


sunfacethedestroyer

Yeah, I didn't evacuate because I don't have the money to, and I'll be at work already tomorrow, and need that money. My relatives that evacuated drove 14 hours and will spend a couple grand. I'm in Naples too, but with the shutters down I could barely tell there was a hurricane outside.


natalie-is-freezing

These folks have to drive 8+ hours just to get out of the state. I live in the part of FL where an hour north I’m in another state. It’s different for the folks down south. Hurricanes give a lot of warning but the window between riding out a mild storm and realizing it’s going to be catastrophic can be quick. When there’s no gas available your only option is to go inward, sleep in your car somewhere and hope you have a home when it’s done. Edit: also hope, when you do go inland, it’s a storm surge type storm and not a ‘maul everything in its path storm’, like Michael was.


QueasyVictory

I understand. I lived there for a year while I was doing statistical modeling for hurricane impacts for an insurance company back in the '90s. I also have seen people repeatedly fail to evacuate "because you can't tell me what to do". I've attended more than one hurricane party back in the day.


grave_digger_163

As a native Floridian who had my roof torn off by a hurricane in 2004, I’d say the only reason not to evacuate is the cost. If you’ve got friends or family out of town, roll the fuck out. Yeah, these storms can turn on a dime, but if it’s pointed at the west coast, that’s just more reason to get the fuck out of dodge if the storm even comes near you. Anyone who’s lived in Florida for more than 5 years knows how much these storms can fuck your life up. It’s honestly not worth the risk — especially if you’ve got kids. Main place you don’t want to be is ground zero. These storms lose steam fast, and the biggest threat is the storm surge. So even if the eyewall hits you in central Florida, you’re still better off than retreating to your attic to escape 10 feet of raging water because “How bad could it be? I have snacks.”


LegoEngineer003

Was it hurricane Charlie? The damage to roofs caused by the 2004 hurricanes made the hurricanes that hit next much worse, since there were four hitting in the span of a month and a half, leaving no time to repair. I think my family got by with relatively minimal damage, but I’ve heard stories from several others who weren’t so lucky


grave_digger_163

It was! I grew up on the East Coast, and that battery of hurricanes in 2004 was pretty fucking life-changing.


SundannceKid

I disagree. That area has been within the cone of uncertainty for several days leading up so everyone in that area had warning. This house is likely in the coastal region which was ordered to evacuate. For people who don't have family/friends to stay with or can't afford to travel, there are numerous shelters set up for evacuees. These people selfishly chose to stay and will likely put rescue workers lives at risk because they thought it would be cool to "ride it out".


Waluigi3030

That's why you have a second floor


Incrarulez

18' storm surge says "don't forget to grab the hachet on your way into the attic".


CallMeBigOctopus

This guy evacuates.


Tekmologyfucz

What does mandatory evacuation mean anyway?


bashim_20

I finally escaped FL about a year ago, after living there for 32 years.....everyone I know that's still there didn't evacuate..... they can't afford to.... evacuation costs thousands of dollars and most everyone lives paycheck to paycheck. I now live in PA, told everyone I know if you can get to me you can stay here, they either couldn't afford to get to me or had no time.... a lot of business will make thier employees work until the day before a big storm hits.... I have 1 friend who was just leaving work at 2 am Wed morning.... no gas or prices are super high, if you don't have family / friends in a safe area within a days drive ( and remember your battling traffic against everyone else evacuating) then you have to cough up money for hotels which jack the prices up when a storm is announced ( they aren't supposed to but I have 1st hand seen rooms that were $50 all of a sudden become $150 or higher) and that's if you can even find a room close enough to get to) .... and someone will say just go further, but business expect you to be in right after the storm sometimes even if they don't have power. My old next door neighbor was told they are off Wed and Thurs and are expected to be in on Fri ( the company has generators so no power doesn't matter) and they are NOT essential, just a small local novelty production facility....... A lot of shelters won't take pets, many hotels are not pet friendly, where do your pets go during a big storm? Wood is super expensive right now. Sandbags are not super easy to get like people think.... you can't just go to the beach and take buckets of sand because that erodes the 1st line of defense against the storm waters...... Then there is the uncertainty of what you are coming back to. If a tree falls on a house all the neighborhood comes out the second it is safe to do so and helps to get the tree off the house, it might be laying blocking your yard and you may have a tarp covering the damage, but the damage to your house is minimal compared to a tree falling and sitting for days or weeks with rain and bugs and animals getting in and destroying your house and possessions... 32 years we never evacuated (lived between Tampa and Sarasota) we couldn't afford it and honestly Real floridians keep "hurricane kit" supplies year round because you can get nasty storms at any time in the year not just durring hurricane season... trees falling, power outages, flooding.... happens all year round. It's worse during hurricane season but it can sometimes be so frequent that it's almost normal to deal with all that during a regular rainstorm. There is so much that goes into evacuation that people don't get..... and if you have never experienced it I can see where you don't understand but try to think about if you live paycheck to paycheck and even a day of missed work can financially wreck you.... would you deal with slightly worse " normal" or ruin yourself financially?


PattyMilardo

Thank you for this! I don’t like in FL or anywhere where hurricanes are a threat so I’ve always wondered about what actually goes into evacuating. It seems much more difficult and complicated than people make it seem.


bashim_20

You are welcome...... it's actually way more complicated but I'm tired so I went light on the details. Evacuation is something you debate and discuss as a family everytime tropical storms / hurricanes come through, you weight the risk reward basically, and storms are very unpredictable, you can get ones that are absolutely devastating like Katrina or you can get some heavy rain and playing cards by lantern for a few hours. Storms can go from horrible to nothing or nothing to horrible In Just a couple hours. The can completely change direction and hammer you or miss you based on a handful of miles...... you could spend thousands getting out for the storm to turn and you wasted the time and money because all you got was a summer storm or you could say it's not that bad I'm gonna hunker down and the storm can stall and become a ravager (again Katrina reference) making your home possessions and life on the line..... it is literally a coin flip how bad you actually ened up getting.....


chillicrabs3

I know it’s America so I may know the answer, but do you get anything reimbursed for the evacuation at all? We just had a big storm here in nsw and everyone who was there at least got $1000 (aside from insurance)


mnmminies

You definitely do know the answer. That would be considered communism here. Every time something like this happens, if it happens in a majority democrat state then republicans vote against providing funding to help out people who lost everything just because it hurt the public that doesn’t vote for them. Then when it happens in a republican state, those same politicians that voted against helping the democrats, immediately start begging the government for funding. And it’s even worse now because lately, most of the home owners insurance companies have been pulling out of Florida, raising the insurance rates for the few remaining companies. Some companies even refuse to cover hurricane damage. Many people are now without insurance to help recover from this kind of thing.


bodiddlysquat26

Biden should make DeSantis suck his dick live on air in the well of the Senate for aid money.


grave_digger_163

No lol. Hurricane ripped half of my roof off in 2004 (while we were “riding it out”) and we didn’t get shit. Lived with half our roof missing for 2 years til we could afford a replacement (I was a kid at the time). Pretty much every other time, we’ve evacuated. No reimbursement or anything. Hell, it’s hard enough to get released from work WHILE the hurricane hits (this is changing as storms get worse). This is a state where the administration admitted (during COVID) that they made the Unemployment interface hard to use specifically to discourage people from claiming


FinnTheDogg

“Get out. Everyone is leaving. Nobody is coming to help you. No fire department. No EMS. No ambulance. No services. If you choose to stay, please write your name, DOB, and social security number on both your arms with a permanent marker.”


QueasyVictory

It's almost like these people have been told over and over again by Desantis to not trust the government. Freedom above all!


Tekmologyfucz

As much as I get caught up in politics, I’m from New Orleans. We are organizing for the people of Florida because at a time like this we help our fellow Americans.


QueasyVictory

That's really awesome of you. We would be a lot better off as a country if more people did this.


coolwiththeblackguys

I’d probably sit at the top of the stairs and light a joint. Just for a minute…


MrRabbit42

What the hell are you still doing in that house


DWiB403

Karma farming, obviously.


Proud_Turnover_1160

Drowning in karma


First-Celebration-11

FUCK. Take my upvote and leave


a_crusty_old_man

Don’t think they’ll be going anywhere


MrAbadeer

It’s all funny until you realize you didn’t turn off the gas and that’s your dryer floating by.


MrRabbit42

Oh that makes sense


underated_imbecile

While stupid, evacuation orders were only issued yesterday, meaning that with traffic and hurdles getting out, most people didn't have time Might as well memorialize your death on reddit


MrRabbit42

You’ve got a great name!


Strength-Speed

When life gives you lemons, make your obituary


Sietemadrid

Titanic cosplay


BlackHeartedXenial

That’s cold.


Ugievsoj

I actually would like to know if you're filming this and figured "aight I think I should leave", how are you leaving that house?


PristineBaseball

You aren’t leaving at that point looks like a bad bad bad idea to go down there


RedSonGamble

It’s filled with angry sharks I bet


grave_digger_163

Along with downed power lines, broken glass, nails, and sewage


u9Nails

The upstairs area is dry. Must still be all good right? (Unless you need to get to the kitchen?) /S


MrAbadeer

It’s “dry” but not for long. The whole house gets horribly musty and gross. That water you see isn’t clean because it’s already filled all the sewage drains and come back up. So lots of shit & ecoli and fun stuff. I got to wade around in similar fir 5 days and I can’t even count the number of shots I had to get after.


Sanpaku

Yep. All carpeting and undercarpeting is toast. All drywall from at least a foot above highest water level should be removed at first opportunity. Then all insulation. Don a mask and spray all that balloon framing down with bleach from a pump garden sprayer. Then await the 3-6 months before you can hire a migrant crew to reinstall drywall. Don't expect them to do as good a job as was original with the home, these guys are trying to make as much as they can working 12 hours a day 6-7 days a week far from family, sleeping 4 to the camper. If you're lucky with your insurer and invest enough sweat equity, you can have a remodel/refresh out of the deal. If not, well, you have a house that at least has new insulation and shoddily installed drywall.


Electronic-Shirt-897

I don’t know what you mean lucky enough with your insurer - The only option for flood coverage in the US is the national policy and, as far as I’m aware, no homeowner’s policy anywhere in the US covers flood damage - unless it comes from a broken pipe in your house or you have a water backup rider. If these homeowners had flood insurance through the national program, the total coverage is capped pretty damn low, like $250,000 I believe. Considering the insane last two years, these homeowners will be eating some costs unless Congress provides some welfare money.


Zildjian134

Harvey?


MrAbadeer

Yup. Fuck that guy.


Sunryzen

He's still the best damn closer this town has ever seen.


_thinkaboutit

Lots of these coastal home are built with the ground level being garages, storage rooms, maybe a kids game room, and the main living is above. The bottom levels are designed to handle this and be able to be repaired relatively easily.


MrRabbit42

It’s not that, it’s the fact it’s a hurricane, with 3-4’ flood waters, and they are STILL IN THEIR HOUSE.


frogvscrab

I don't really think you realize how incredibly difficult it is to evacuate.


grave_digger_163

It’s not hard at all. I’ve been in Florida for 28 years. Pretty much every Florida native invites their friends/family in the strike zone to stay with them for free. Even getting 10-20 miles away from the coast is enough to avoid most of the destruction. Ever since a hurricane ripped off half my roof in 2004, I don’t “ride it out” anymore. When the water comes in, there’s nothing you can do to save your stuff. All you can do is get to safety.


kog

> When the water comes in, there’s nothing you can do to save your stuff. All you can do is get to safety. I don't know how people don't understand this.


coby8519

So what, there's probably thousands of people doing this right now. And they will probably be fine as long as their house doesn't get swept off the foundation or they don't freak out and panic and try to get out somehow or start the place on fire. I actually have a house down in Bonita beach and its all steel and concrete holding up the main house on the 2nd story. It will still be there next week, just gotta clean out the first level and replace some stuff. But there are still some older homes that are single story on these islands. They will be a complete disaster.


MrRabbit42

It still seems irresponsible to knowingly stay home in the line of a hurricane. People that do this can eventually need actual emergency services, which puts other people at risk due to their own ignorance.


platonicnut

They likely didn’t have much time to prepare or evacuate safely. This storm want tracked to hit them directly as a near category 5 until yesterday.


MrRabbit42

At least 4 days ago Florida residents were told to prepare for the incoming hurricane, that flooding could be a major problem even. https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/media-center/press-releases/2022/09/24/hillsborough-residents-urged-to-prepare-as-tropical-storm-ian-could-impact-central-florida


platonicnut

This is for Hillsborough county- in the tampa Bay Area. The storm changed directions in the last 36 hours and hit in southwest Florida in Collier county.


pompanoJ

That is 100 miles away.


TheSublimeNeuroG

Did you try putting it in rice?


yesididthat

White or brown?


namonite

That’s ricist


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TerrariaGaming004

You told me to my face white rice wouldn’t work


chunksofstuff

We’ll just see when the police get here.


RespectMyAuthoriteh

"For sale, 3brm in Naples w/ unique water feature"


Sietemadrid

Indoor swimming pool, 10 ft deep and growing


fatgunn

https://youtu.be/BK7P4Sgomtw


JordanSchor

Listed at $2m


iHaveAFIlmDegree

Hammered at 2.35M


Major-Ad-2034

How far inland is this house located? Very scary! Hope you are ok


PerNewton

Very little inland exists in Naples. Lots of canals there. Most of the city is probably like that. Mostly retirees and golf courses.


SometimesIFish

Edit: Very little… exists in Naples………Formerly housed retirees and golf courses.


notobaloney

It's like living on stroads except they're made of water


TheHistorian2

Not as far as it used to be.


Gabopobro

A lot of south florida was bombarded with tornadoes


Ritz_Kola

*Southwest* to be specific. "South Fl" is a term that really only covers Dade-Broward-Palm Beach counties.


jschall2

I am in Broward. There were tornadoes.


Range-Shoddy

Our family is in North Carolina and their bottom floor blows out in case of this happening. It’s a cool design. They just need to replace the sheet rock on the walls and a little more of whatever gets damaged. Concrete floors, used for storage and a guest room.


NomDePlume007

That housing strategy will work... for a while. If (when) the Antarctica ice sheet finally slides off into the ocean, sea levels are projected to rise 20-feet. The highest point in Florida is ~~only 50~~ **345 feet** above mean sea level. Edited: corrected my earlier post to note highest point in Florida is well above sea level. Average height of Florida above sea level is 100-ft. [https://en-us.topographic-map.com/maps/e0/Florida/](https://en-us.topographic-map.com/maps/e0/Florida/)


Range-Shoddy

They’re pretty far inland and I think at 40 ft. They’ve never had water near them but they’re moving anyway. They’re old and tired of this crap. I’m not even there and it’s exhausting for me to stress about them.


WhiteAndNerdy85

Oh, probably not in our lifetimes by by 2100 most of Florida will be underwater. Buying land in say Montana near a lake is probably the best investment long term. Which is exactly what a lot of investors are doing.


NomDePlume007

Wester half of the US is seeing long-term drought patterns, which may persist for a century. I'd actually favor Michigan or upstate New York, as the NE is seeing warmer/wetter climate shifts. We're leaving our kids a hell of a legacy.


scientooligist

Or Ohio


cheersfurbeers

No, Ohio sucks if you haven’t heard. Politically it’s a travesty. Sporting teams break your heart in the most unimaginable way possible. Cedar Point is under terrible management. Californians moving in. It’s super crowded. Moving there sucks I hear.


FamousButNotReally

Coincidentally it's the same situation here in Mass! Terrible state! Don't move here, it definitely absolutely sucks!


i_identify_as_natty

Great Lakes real estate is where you wanna be


lollypop44445

The thing that bothers me is people firstly build near water that is potentially flood prone and then they build it wooden, like build with concrete and steel, build atleast 7-8' from the areas level . It would cost initially but your house wont be carried away like this.


NomDePlume007

If every new house built had 12"-18" of insulation, with air penetration held to a minimum, the cost to heat/cool houses would be a fraction of what it currently is. But people invariably prefer to buy houses with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and walls with the bare minimum of insulation. "If it's behind the walls, people don't see it, and they don't care." People building along coastlines are looking for the maximum square footage they can afford, and don't seem to give two figs for ensuring the house will last longer than 5 years.


Sanpaku

Timescale matters. 95% of structures in North America were built in the last century. Meanwhile Greenland takes a full millennium to contribute its 7 m to sea level, and Antarctica 3 or 4 millennia to contribute 20-40 m. Flood insurance just won't be either viable or affordable before too long. Longer term, I expect a lot of urban housing infrastructure to be houseboats stacked 20 deep along river shores. Like the cities along the Mekong or China's great canal, just with more fecal water. Waters rise another 2 m during a lifetime? Just migrate with the city upstream.


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Range-Shoddy

All the interior walls are designed so the water blows them off, instead of destroying the foundation of the house. As long as the water stays below the first floor the damage is minimal. I believe the front wall also does the same thing somehow. Basically the house ends up on stilts like a lot of coastal houses but they have walls between the stilts so the space is usable also. It’s never happened so I can’t give more details or pics.


AcidBuuurn

You can watch the whole video to get a better idea, but I timestamped where he explains the walls blowing out- https://youtu.be/qGmPiKv8TZc?t=82


mikelieman

Mother Nature ALWAYS wins.


PhilDGlass

She just getting started on our dumb asses.


Shaking-N-Baking

The planet has had an estimated 5 ice ages. She started a long ass time ago


Doughie28

And we decided to piss her off


shanes92

Every year! Every fucking year, idiots stay and then those idiots ask for rescuing when they literally had OVER a week to fucking drive to the next state and be safe. People don't understand how I don't have compassion for these people... you can't fix stupid. Not Sorry for those who this offends and I am sorry for the people that lose their properties and or loved ones but seriously.... if you have a hurricane you leave the state, if you have a tornado you go to the basement etc etc. Mother nature doesn't care about you're stubbornness.


Realistic-Piece585

How are people supposed to leave when the track isn’t confirmed? Most employers won’t allow you to just leave for a week or more. Most people I know were working business as usual until yesterday. It’s easy to say leave but people have bills to pay and family’s to support


StuffNbutts

Are you complaining about a catastrophic natural disaster being too inconvenient? The city of Naples issued a mandatory evacuation order yesterday. It's advertised on the news, radio, and internet. Typically, that means get the fuck out and figure the rest out later, or stay and die.


skateguy1234

Classic armchair speak.


lightspeedissueguy

Seriously. I dont want to hear shit unless you've lived in hurricane alley while being poor. I've seen people survive storms and want to kill themselves from the stress of recovery. If you're reading this and disagree, fuck you.


True-Requirement998

Classic armchair here. Grew up in a trailer in FL. We didn't even have a/c. My dad drove us (brother and I, my sister was already in Uni) the day before Charlie hours north and we slept in the car. He always kept his tank topped off during hurricane season. The storm was projected to hit Tampa but he was skeptical. It hit where we were. Our house was FUCKED, but we lived. You can leave if you're poor, if you got kids, if you got pets. It's just HARD and people don't wanna do hard. The real people who get fucked are the elderly and disabled. I feel terrible for those people.


Cgz27

All I got from this whole chain is everyone’s different, there’s always certain circumstances for each household that drive them to make certain decisions. Nothing is ideal and it’s almost pointless to place blame on just that person - there are always other factors/people to consider. Things that we might never fully know behind the screen. The only thing that’s consistent is how people will continue to argue about how others are so wrong from their own view lol.


ShelZuuz

You think the people who live in this house are poor?


gregogary96

Try evacuating in less than 24 hours with hundreds of thousands of other people also doing the same. Get fucking real.


jbcd13

As someone who lives in a city that is prone to hurricanes and flash floods, it’s not as easy as you make it out to be. Once that order is issued, everyone flocks to gas stations and streets. This means that it can be hard to find gas, and it takes a very long time to leave. My parents once spent 10+ hours on the road in bumper to bumper on a freeway. Options for free housing are limited once you leave, creating another barrier. And all this assumes you have a car. Yes, you’ll see videos on tv of people who refuse to leave, but their stories may be more complicated than that. I promise you than my 80+ yr old grandparents simply could not figure it out, and would probably try to ride it out if my family werent here. And besides- the news always picks the outliers, not the norm. The vast majority of people will “get the f out” and “figure it out,” but a significant minority won’t be able to.


random-stiff

Florida is a very long state with only 2 highways. Evacuation can take days with people fighting for gas and through stand still traffic. Storm’s paths vary so wildly and I’ve known many people in many storms who have only ended up evacuating into the storm because the path changed (even to other states). To make matters worse they end up riding the storm out in shitty motels because anything good is sold out. In this case, the path was pretty spot on for a long time. Where they messed up big time was the strength. The whole time they said it would slow down after hitting Cuba and hit Florida as a category 1. Any house made in the last 25 years are made to bulletproof to take a huge beating from winds. Water levels is a different issue and these people are lucky to have a second floor to run to.


frogvscrab

> or stay and die. This is part of the issue with these assumptions. 99.9%+ of those who remain will survive. Even with potentially hundreds of deaths, its a drop in the bucket for the overall population there. They are well aware of this and have probably been through hurricanes before, and so has most of their neighbors and friends. The risk of death is high enough to be devastating to the community, but on an individual basis, not very terrifying.


Physical_Dimension

Shh you’re interrupting his high and mighty moment


tacbacon10101

Something tells me your supervisor won’t be at your underwater work either 😏


Lamentation_Lost

When I was younger we evacuated because the storm was suppose to come right at us. Then it ended up landing where we evacuated to in Mississippi. Is the entire state of tens of millions meant to get up and leave in unison? I’m not saying evacuations don’t have their worth but acting like it’s that simple is naive


mrroney13

That's just not true. They projected this thing for the panhandle up until Monday as a category 2. Then Tampa. Cold front pushed it even further south in such a way that it got more powerful. Sudden turn east and, wham, unexpected category 4 storm on your doorstep. If you tried to evacuate but got trapped in traffic or your path is sufficienly blocked, now you're even worse off than staying at home.


speaker-syd

You know it costs money to evacuate, and if someone can’t afford to leave, then they won’t… People don’t always stay out of stubbornness. They stay because they can’t afford gas and a hotel.


platonicnut

This storm wasn’t tracked to hit southwest Florida until yesterday. It was tracked to hit the Tampa Bay Area, which did have mandatory evacuations in many areas for a couple days. People in southwest Florida had little more than a day to prepare/evacuate for a near category 5 storm. Not everyone has the ability to leave the state… we can leave to another city a few hours away, but everyone else is too which means heavy traffic for several hours, putting you in danger of being flooded in your car. These storms are unpredictable, they can change very quickly and people have to do what they can with the time they are given.


Dreggan

evacuation orders were issued for places hundreds of miles away. these people had less than 12 hours to pack their shit, quit their jobs, find a place to go and try and get there before the wind and water came in and made the gridlock roads a death trap. Go be an asshole somewhere else.


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Waluigi3030

I think people should live further away from the coast where this won't happen. Seems logical to me...


gregogary96

Less than a week ago it was projected to go north. As of a few days ago, it changed east and got way stronger than originally predicted. Life is a lot more complicated than you think, and acting like captain hindsight is definitely much easier than dealing with a catastrophic hurricane.


packpeach

In Louisiana they tell you to put an axe in your attic or sharpie your info on your arm so they can identify the body if you stay during a major hurricane.


tb23tb23tb23

An axe in the attic? To get on the roof?


TheWalrusPirate

To hack away at the sharks coming up the attic ladder


pizza_for_nunchucks

No, to fight the water. If you hit the water with an axe hard and fast enough it will split the molecules into hydrogen and oxygen and it will disperse into the atmosphere.


kromem

"Try this one trick to blow your neighbors away."


Bean-Swellington

That’s too much water for a house


SgtBanana

At least twice as much as is acceptable.


junglistpd

Dang, looks like someone left a sink running


u9Nails

Wife's disapproving voice, "Harold! Did you clog the downstairs toilet again?"


p0p_thAt

Keep it on the lower level, not the next fking level


QueenSodaPop13

Imagine walking downstairs and just being like: "Fuuuuuuuuuckk....."


NewGuyNotHereForLong

Jeez..every time I see flood and hurricane damage, all I see is a TON of pain in the butt, mold and repairs for homeowners and a ton more wood AKA forests needed to replace all of it. How long can we keep this up? It gets flattened or torn apart by wind and rain or burned from forest fires and we rebuild, over and over and over and over. I've dealt with this stuff before..it's such a pain..water damage is a real SOB.


Zhjacko

Agreed. It blows my mind when entire homes and towns get torn down in these areas, and people suggest “rebuilding” instead of moving away.


Additional_Ad_6976

How long until the Florida home insurance industry collapses?


Do_you_smell_that_

Remember, the more we normalize (re-) building here, the more we all pay for insurance.


False-Mood

Where’s the alligator?


Bale626

They didn’t roll that one on the Jumanji board yet.


WayneAndWax

In the ocean you must wait; Until the dice read five or eight.


Cryo889

No alligator, but there are videos of sharks in the flooded Florida streets.


sped136

That sucks looked like a nice house


DepartmentThin4142

The Airbnb said 1st floor jacuzzi.


chadlawton

"Every month at the quarter moon; there will be a monsoon in your lagoon."


RopeTop

Water up to the Naples


Seandude_

Fuck 98% of the people commenting here


Waste_Advantage

That’s too much sex.


StrumGently

How do people live in a place that floods every five years???


majorahzmask

This is why you evacuate


wellrocked1

bruh…I thought that was a pterodactyl, how high am I?


krazy___k

Looks like a scene from Sharknado


broadenandbuild

I wonder if they’re recording this for insurance purposes