The High Price of Ignoring Planning – two articles

From the NY times on Oct.1: Facing a Dire Storm Forecast in Florida, Officials Delayed Evacuation

An excerpt: * * * But while officials along much of that coastline responded with orders to evacuate on Monday, emergency managers in Lee County held off, pondering during the day whether to tell people to flee, but then deciding to see how the forecast evolved overnight.

The delay, an apparent violation of the meticulous evacuation strategy the county had crafted for just such an emergency, may have contributed to catastrophic consequences that are still coming into focus as the death toll continues to climb.

From Politico, another take on the topic of evacuations.

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