Plan C- Don't be prepared and whine on television about it
There was a hurricane preparedness boot camp in Broward County yesterday
Plan A: Staying at grandma and grandpa's house in Pembroke Pines.Very true but they'll always be people who won't be prepared. The local and nationwide MSM then will put them on television so they can complain about slow moving relief and lack of food and supplies.
Plan B: Retreating to a hotel room -- any available room -- along northbound Interstate 75.
And if a hurricane spoils both options, the Steinlauf family may need to draw out a more extensive plan.
''Hopefully, it won't come to that,'' said Robert Steinlauf, a 50-year-old father of two daughters in Miramar.
While the Steinlaufs are prepared and ready for what experts predict to be an active hurricane season, Broward Emergency Management Coordinator David R. Sandau estimated 50 percent of residents do not have sufficient hurricane plans.
''Until it slaps you in the face, people don't recognize there is a problem,'' Sandau said at the hurricane boot camp event at Pembroke Lakes Mall. 'Some people think, `My window didn't break last year, so I don't need to worry.' ''
On Saturday, the event brought together local law enforcement and county agencies along with shutter and mold remediation companies to urge Broward residents to prepare for the worst possible scenario.
Pembroke Pines Fire Marshal David Raines said residents need to be self-sufficient for at least seven days after the storm with food, water, batteries, generators and medicine. The chaos right after the storm is one of the biggest challenges, he said.
''Our resources will be stretched so thin by that time, we can't do the impossible,''
Raines said. ``We can't help everyone at the same time.'
John Sitra, 43, of Hollywood took a break from shopping to listen to the speakers.
''Don't wait until the last minute,'' said Sitra, who has stocked his utility closet with canned food. He experienced Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and there is one thing he has learned for certain: ``You can never be too prepared.''
Note- I wonder if the article's author meant I-95 not I-75. Both interstates run in South Florida but the former is our main artery.
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