JUST FOR SUNDAY: 10/28/12Oct 28th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Dr Jerry Elrod's Senior Moments Blog
All of the warnings and instructions for those who may be in the path of an impending storm are raised in order to protect and prepare the general public. For those not in the path or within several hundred miles of it, preparations will be less demanding. To ignore the severe implications of a large and somewhat unpredictable storm is to demonstrate a stubborn indifference to those who work diligently to keep us out of harm’s way.
The options are clear: make ready; follow instructions of forecasters; enable all in your family or care to be out of the way and far away from the approaching winds and water. While your home may suffer severe damage, having employed your energies in protecting your family and friends is a far more important and critical priority.
Storms today have a tendency to surprise us. They take on shapes and directions that are hard to out-guess. Modern technology assists the ability to forecast and issue warnings of potential damage and targets a storm may cause and take.
Saving what little you can will be a concern, but will likely be far less than you are tempted to try to save. In the case of a storm of the magnitude of Sandy, time spent saving your life and that of others is the single most concern deserving your attention.
So, today and within the next couple of days stay alert to the possible and likely impact that the forecasters are providing.