HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- The National Weather Service in Houston told residents along Galveston Bay on Thursday night they "face certain death" if they don't leave home before Hurricane Ike roars ashore. The last time forecasters used blunt language was three years ago as Hurricane Katrina closed in on New Orleans.
The last time forecasters used blunt language was three years ago as Hurricane Katrina closed in on New Orleans. Rarely do forecasters use such forceful language. (In their need to scare the pants off people, no need to discourage redundency. ed.)
In fact, the last time they did was three years ago as Hurricane Katrina closed in on New Orleans and the Gulf coast. (note how they have an editorial need to link every "extreme weather event' to Katrina, to further scare the bejeesuz out of people. ed.)
"All neighborhoods ... and possibly entire coastal communities ... will be inundated during the peak storm tide," the weather service warned. "Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family one or two story homes will face certain death." (or not)
Turns out, it wasn't that bad. Ike - Category 1 Storm
(btw - if all these terror mongering experts can't predict what a hurricane will do, as it is actually happening, why do they think that they can predict them over the next 100 years?)
And too bad THIS story wasn't true.
And... if it guaranteed certain death, than my these CNN cameramen were brave...
And some people just won't listen.