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Subject Massive Hurricane + Normalcy Bias = YOUR DEATH
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[link to en.wikipedia.org]

"The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of the government to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before.[citation needed] People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation."

Don't fall into this mental trap. If you are on the East Coast then take precautions for crying out loud!
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