No, it isn't a funny situation. My brother and his wife live near Sarasota....right in the currently estimated path of Irma. His decision is to shelter in place. The roads are too jammed with people and his specific location is in evacuation zone 3. So it is not mandatory for him to leave....and his decision is that he is safer in his house, fully prepared for power loss, high winds, and lack of mobility after the storm, than on the open road in a car with nowhere to go.
People fleeing the storm from the mandatory evacuation areas are moving at 5mph and running out of gas.
Needless to say, I am very worried for his safety and others in the path of the storm. IMO, he is way too close to the beach and the elevation in his town is between 8 and 15 feet above sea level. A storm surge is expected between 8 to 12 feet in some areas. His specific area has an expected storm surge of about 1 foot. That is....if it actually comes ashore near Ft. Myers. That can change hour by hour depending on the path of the storm and how long it is on the water.
Bear is right... humor is often used to suppress anxiety and that is basically what you are seeing here, IMO.
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