Global Warming Issues

Afraid to Flee
Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 10:05 am
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New reports indicate that about one in every three people, living on southern coastlines in the United States would ignore calls for evacuation in the event of a hurricane. These stats are most likely in response to the poor aid that was given to victims of hurricane Katrina who did evacuate their homes. What most residents fail to realize, however, is that refusing to evacuate not only puts their lives in more danger, but also makes rescue attempts more challenging and risky. This new trend, combined with the projected 2007 hurricane season – which will be worse than the last due to global warming and other factors, according to scientists – could prove to be a costly and perhaps deadly combination. To read more, click here.