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.

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

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://stupidshouldhurt.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/but-it-doesnt-apply-to-me-does-it/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: