All across social media people from other states are like freaking out and telling Floridians to “leave before the storm hits” and whenever I see a tweet or tumblr post full of ANXIETY demanding that we Floridians haul ass and leave before Irma hits us, I’m just like… “leave to go where? and with what money? or reliable transportation?"
Most people don’t have the money or transportation to pack up their entire family and flee before a hurricane hits. South Florida isn’t exactly teeming with wealthy people… And then if you live in the ass end of the state (like the Keys or Homestead), you basically have nowhere to go but North – along with a couple thousand of your neighbors. You can die on the highway trying to get to safety prior to a hurricane just because of the heat, or running out of food/water. And of course, most people can’t afford plane tickets for their entire family either so that’s not an option…
Comments like "don’t be brave, just leave before the storm hits” are a pretty prime example of folks not understanding that everyone doesn’t have the same access to the same resources.
If those kinds of annoying and unhelpful comments are all you’ve got in you, maybe… consider keeping them to yourself.