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Originally posted by BigDaveJr
reply to post by Cloudsinthesky
The s*it sounds like it's about to hit the fan! If the toxic storm or what it ever it will be goes inland,Will it be a danger to those of us in North Georgia?
“CEMA was briefed on the impending mass evacuation since California would be expected to absorb a large number of evacuees from the Gulf states. CEMA officials did not say how the state of California, which is virtually bankrupt, would pay for the influx of hundreds of thousands and perhaps greater numbers of evacuees from the Gulf coastal region.”
if they move them to California. it will bankrupt them. then would the government take it from them??
if they start to evacuate. they will declare marshal law. and it stats happening again. get ready to leave. stock up for the trip. they should make all cities near by take people.
Originally posted by babybunnies
If I was in a Gulf State right now, I would lay in a two month supply of food and water (emergency food supplies not needing power to cook), medication, batteries, ammunition, and things to occupy you and the kids in the prolonged absence of electricity. Make sure you have a large supply of board games, several decks of cards and a collection of books. I'd also make sure my med kit was up to date.
I'd also try and make sure that all my bills were paid at least 3 months ahead of time (tough in these economic conditions, but this is just sound financial advice).
If this disaster does get much worse and a forced evacuation becomes reality, don't count on ANY Government help for at least two weeks (Katrina showed the ineffectiveness of the Govt's response plans). As stated, I would prepare for two MONTHS rather than two weeks.
Originally posted by 1curious1
reply to post by Cloudsinthesky
This could be what all those white cars are for... to aid in evacuation...
Originally posted by justadood
reply to post by guavas
It's funny how you say people are 'downplaying' it just because they might mention that, you know, this probably isnt an "Extinction Level Event".
Despite all the qualifications like "YES, this is a MAJOR disaster" "Yes, this is very bad". You somehow read it as "Yum! Drink a big glass of crude!!"
Putting this spill into perspective with other oil spills is not saying this is benign. It's trying to shed a little clarity and context on a very murky situation. It's unfortunate, IMO, that people use ATS to post information that is only meant to spread fear and dis-ease.
The person who screams fire in a crowded theater harms themselves and others. The person who calmly informs everyone that they should move towards the exists in a calm manner is not saying there is no fire.
You are entitled to your solution-less hysteria. As i am entitled to my desire for useful information.
Have a good, great, angry, whatever day you choose.
EDITED to add: But, sure, if the entire planet dies from this and all living beings are cast into a pit of darkness, i will come to this forum and admit i was wrong for being skeptical. I should have been screaming in the streets, cuz that always helps.
[edit on 29-6-2010 by justadood]