A Hurricane Is Going To Hit Florida Starting With The Bahamas . . . PERIOD!
It’s not the First Time a Hurricane is going to Hit Florida, and it Won’t be the Last. And it’s not the First Devastating Hurricane that’s going to Hit Florida, the Eastern Seaboard or the Gulf Coast . . . And That Won’t Be The Last Either.
But To Listen To The Media, Which Makes Its Money Sensationalizing The News – This Hurricane Will Be All Hell & Damnation . . . So you Better get on your Knees, Deliver a Prayer, Then Double-Over & Kiss-Your-Ass-Goodbye.
You Can’t Turn on a News Channel without Hearing the same Panicked Spiel over and over Again, about how Devastating this Hurricane is going to be. And depending on the Structure of your Home, you Might or Might Not Survive the Winds.
IT’S SHAMEFUL . . . How the Media says – “We Don’t Want To Alarm You”, and then Comes the Media’s Big But, because that’s Exactly what the Media wants to do. The Scarier and the More Devastating the Media can Make this Act of Nature, the Better for that Media’s “Numbers” (Ratings).
There’s No Question About It . . . Florida is going to get Hit with a Major Storm. So Might the East Coast. And there’s going to be Destruction & Great Inconvenience.
Less Well-Built Homes Might get Wiped-Out. They Probably will. And that’s a Tragedy. Trees will be Uprooted. Shingles and Entire Roofs will be Ripped-Off. Boats will be Sunk at the Docks or Slammed onto the Shore. And there will be Major Power Losses for a Time.
To Hear Or See The Media . . . It’s as if this has Never Happened before, and the Apocalypse is Suddenly upon Everyone in the Path of the Storm.
I’ve Seen The Aftermath Of Some Extremely Powerful Hurricanes, such as Hurricane Michael with Category 5 Winds – Sustained at 160-Miles Per Hour, which Devastated Forests & Less Well-Built Homes along the Coast on Mexico Beach.
But Guess What? . . . After “Michael” – The Panhandle Was Still Standing.
So Let Me Tell You . . . I’m not a Floridian and I’ve Never been through a Hurricane. But I’ve been to the Hurricane Prone Gulf States, the Florida Panhandle, the East Coast North of Florida and up and down the Florida Coast from Jacksonville to the Keys – AND AFTER GOD KNOWS HOW MANY HURRICANES – ALL THOSE COMMUNITIES ARE STILL STANDING.
Why Can’t The Media Simply Say . . . “Hunker Down, there’s a Big Storm on the way with Strong Hurricane Winds, that will Most Likely Hit on Tuesday (or whatever day). And do Everything you Can to Prepare, with suggested or mandated Evacuations, If You live . . . Wherever”?
Instead of Giving a Minute by Minute Blow by Blow Update, Saying we Don’t know for Sure . . . But You Better Listen To Us Anyway!
And it’s Not just what the Media Says, as much as how the Media Says it, Creating Drama to their Speech, Emphasizing Certain Catch-Words & Phrases to make the Situation all that much more Perilous, to the Point that People make each other Crazy, Imagining the Worst Possible Outcome, as Regular Folks Conflate the Media’s Narrative of Doom & Gloom.
I Get It . . . A Strong Hurricane is On -The-Way, and it will Cause Severe Damage. But it Ain’t the First. And it Won’t be the Last. And these Regions have Survived many Hurricanes – and will Survive many More. SO WHY SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF AS MANY AS 10-MILLION PEOPLE, who Aren’t in a Position to do Anything about it other than to Prepare as Best they Can?
I Understand . . . It’s Going To Be Bad.
People & Animals are going to Suffer. There will be a Major Disruption to Normal Life. And then Everything will get back to Normal as Usual.
And once the Hurricane Passes, and Normal Life is Restored, People will Talk about the Great Labor-Day-Week Storm they Survived in 2019.
I Have Family & Friends In Florida, the Gulf States, and up and Down the East Coast. So I’m concerned for all of them. Just as I’m Concerned for the Many Readers and Commentators of Galganov.com who are in the Bullseye of this Hurricane.
So . . . It’s not as if I Don’t have Reason to Care. Because I Do.
It’s Important . . . Stay Prepared. Stay Informed – But Don’t Let The Media Drive You Crazy.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov