But It Doesn’t Apply To Me, Does It…

Record flooding leaves deadly mark across Midwest

 PIEDMONT, Missouri (AP) — Residents of low-lying towns stacked sandbags or grabbed belongings and evacuated Wednesday as a foot of rain pushed rivers over their banks in the nation’s midsection. At least 13 deaths had been linked to the weather, and three people were missing.

“The biggest problem has been people driving into floodwater,” a rescuer said. “There are a lot of stupid people. When that sign says ‘Road closed, high water,’ that’s what it means.”

The flooding, and loss of life and damage to property is a shame, and I really feel sorry for those people.  But, it’s amazing just how often people ignore warnings because they don’t think it applies to them.  Don’t believe me?  The easiest way to get someone to touch something is to put a ‘wet paint’ sign on it.

Published in: on March 21, 2008 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  

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