It's a fucking little storm. Being from the gulf coast, this thing is a joke. We would be BBQing, drinking and probably still have a regular work schedule. Too much hype.
That's nice, no need to be a douche.I've lived on the gulf too, and the evacuation plans, general design of cities and things like that are built around the idea of a hurricane. Unfortunately here in the NorthEast we aren't used to these types of storms, we don't build with them much in mind, and much of the public is too stupid to be safe about it. As a first responder I get to see the idiotic nature of humans more than most people and know that even a "tree down" can be a life threatening event because some idiot won't see the power line the tree took down with it and he'll try to move the tree and get fried.
So, I'm not sorry for telling people to be safe here in our "little storm"