Now, I am aware, that some readers will have endured many a hurricane, tornado, monsoon and a few other extreme weather systems and will possibly be thinking ‘Ah yes! Those Brits are overreacting again over a little weather’. And there are the usual jokers out there who make fun of these kinds of situations (fair enough…I can take a joke).
What has really got my back up you ask? Well, it’s the question that is now being asked of various people on the news ‘Did we overreact?’ and were we being ‘too cautious’ ?
You can NEVER be too cautious when, to date, 2 people have lost their lives and 1 is still missing out at sea! And all the individuals who are out there cutting trees, restoring power are doing their jobs in less than favourable conditions. Darn right dangerous conditions in fact if you just look at the RNLI guys out looking for the boy who was swept out to sea!
Honestly! Have some compassion and sense! (sorry the exclaimation marks are coming out!). Weather is not an exact science. I don’t mean to sound disrespectful to the bunch at the weather office – I am more meaning that they can predict and give an indication of what they think may happen and in this case I think they were pretty spot on. But…if they hadn’t said anything and people weren’t prepared – there would be hell to pay too!
So – thank you to everyone who is out there getting power back, clearing roads/trains/airports and in general helping people who HAVE been affected. We lost power this morning but only for an hour. I thought it would have been for longer and so am extra grateful that it was short lived.
My heart goes out to those who lost their loved ones.