(WE) Since Barack Obama has yet to make an official announcement on the imminent destruction of Hurricane Matthew, Donald J. Trump stepped up and made a statement for him:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the path of Hurricane Matthew, namely in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, and we encourage everyone to listen to their governors and local emergency officials urging the evacuations of at-risk coastal communities.
These warnings are very, very serious — if your home is in the path of the hurricane and you are being advised to leave, you need to do so right now. Nothing is more important than the safety of your family.
“I would also like to offer my thanks to the law enforcement, first responders and power crews making the necessary preparations for the storm and carrying out their plans to help our communities survive and recover in the aftermath.
“I also want to extend my personal condolences to those families in Haiti who lost loved ones as this storm tore through their island. The news reports that over a hundred people are feared dead saddens us all, and the United States should offer our assistance to help our island neighbors.
“Please stay safe.” — Donald J. Trump
Please note: President Obama has declared a state of emergency for Florida.
Stay safe out there, folks. Please don’t be stupid, this way the first responders don’t have to risk their butts to save yours. If you live in an area that has called for evacuation, evacuate!
Also, for our readers in Florida, please check in after the storm and let us know you are alright.
My area, so far, appears to be getting spared. The storm is going to hit the southern part of our coast, but it appears to be turning and leaving the rest of the state alone (hopefully won’t loop back and hit Florida twice). Things can change, seeing as how Mother Nature is unpredictable. So we’re still on alert.