This week a very large and powerful hurricane struck the state of Florida. It's name is "Ian". Ian made landfall on the west coast of Florida, and by the time it reached the East Coast, where the town I live in is, it had weakened greatly. The town officials warned us not to go outside because it is dangerous. Since this morning it's been raining, and we've had some strong winds. But we haven't had a power outage yet. It's just the internet connection goes out sometimes.
Because we are used to hurricanes, Floridians have a tendency to dismiss their strength. Because of that, there are a lot of people who don't heed orders to evacuate and instead chose to ride out the hurricane at home.
I don't think that's good. Even if your house or car get destroyed by the hurricane, you can buy new ones, you know. But that's not the case if you lose your one and only life. I think we all should place more important on ourselves.
According to the news, hundreds of people have already lost their lives from the flooding caused by Ian. And now it appears that Ian is heading towards South Carolina. Everyone, please stay safe.