….WARNINGS VASTLY OVERBLOWN
The stern verbal warnings by East Coast government officials eventually evolved into “nanny- state” governmental interference with people’s private lives, with forced evacuations and shutdowns of railroads and subways over a weakening hurricane that virtually became not much more than blustering wind and exceptional rain storms.
As a result of the government overreaction, the lives of private citizens have been unnecessarily disrupted by government interference.
On a smaller scale, in Wildomar, we have watched the creation of an “Emergency Czar,” (leading a Citizen Emergency Response Team (“C.E.R.T.”) of one person, who also happens to be the Emergency Czar) with the attendant internally-justified basis for remuneration.
At the end of the day, if the “Big One” hits Wildomar and knocks down the bridges on Baxter Road and Clinton Keith Road, the city’s newly acquired Emergency trailer (not much more than an expensive prop for the next Rotary Club BBQ) will be stuck in the same boat as at least one half of Wildomar, depending primarily on which side of the freeway it was last parked.
It’s far more likely, in the event of a catastrophic event, that the police department and the fire department will be the authority in place to assist Wildomar’s citizenry.
Zak wonders how New Yorkers will get to their jobs today without the subway?
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