Hurricane Florence is going west–no, south–no, east-notheast, no—hell, nobody knows.
So, as things develop, all of the usual suspects (cue Casablanca–roll film) are behaving in the the way that all the usual suspects do:
- Some television meteorologists are standing in knee deep water or out in the wind.
- Other television meteorologists are predicting where the storm will go based on satellite fed, computer generated wild–ass guesses.
- Elected officials are assuring people that: a) everything will be fine, or b) mandatory evacuation is necessary (“Abandon your posts! Run for your lives!” Denethor, Return of the King). [Flip coin here]
I’ll keep you posted.