After Hurricane Matthew, some second-guess decision to evacuate

Weather experts and government officials worry that people who quickly packed up and left but suffered little or no damage might be reluctant to evacuate next time, leading to deadly consequences.

By: AP | Miami | Published:October 10, 2016 10:33 pm
hurricane matthew, hurricane matthew us, hurricane matthew us devastation, hurricane matthew devastation update, hurricane matthew update, hurricane matthew us latest, world news, indian express, Abandoned cars sit in flood waters on Atlantic Avenue near Crabtree Creek in Raleigh, N.C., after Hurricane Matthew caused downed trees and flooding Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (The News & Observer via AP)

Some of the 2 million residents ordered to evacuate the Southeast ahead of Hurricane Matthew say they will think twice next time about leaving. Maureen Miller stayed at a hotel inland, but her Georgia home made it through the storm unscathed. She says leaving and returning was a hassle, and she won’t do it next time.

Weather experts and government officials worry that people who quickly packed up and left but suffered little or no damage might be reluctant to evacuate next time, leading to deadly consequences. They say there is no reason to second-guess the decision to evacuate because you never know exactly where the storm and damage will happen.

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