Hurricane Isabel

Off topic, and it doesn’t behove me to make light remarks about a hurricane that isn’t going to affect me, but here it is anyway:

The ethicalEsq? law blog has some hurricane haiku:

bq. they call it
a driving rain, but
we better not drive

and the Unofficial Dave Barry Blog repeats some hurricane advice originally printed in the Miami Herald (for South Florida):

bq. STEP 1. Buy enough food and bottled water to last your family for at least three days.
STEP 2. Put these supplies into your car.
STEP 3. Drive to Nebraska and remain there until Halloween.
Unfortunately, statistics show that most people will not follow this sensible plan. Most people will foolishly stay here in South Florida. If you’re one of those people, you’ll want to clip out the following useful hurricane information and tuck it away in a safe place so that later on, when a storm is brewing, you will not be able to locate it.

But for real advice he recommends the Miami Herald storm site.

Hurricane Isabel has already had consequences in criminal law:

bq. PORT ST. LUCIE — With Hurricane Isabel churning in the west Atlantic on Sunday, a 70-year-old woman allegedly hurled a knife at her husband because he watched football instead of preparing for the storm, police said Monday.

He wanted to watch a football game, she wanted him to prepare for the hurricane. Robert M. Harris finished up with a large laceration to his leg, and Joan W. Harris was being held in the St. Lucie County jail.

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