Hurricane Florence: Mother and infant killed when tree falls on their home in Wilmington, NC


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/14/hurricane-florence-mother-and.html


#2

Damn that’s horrible :c


#3

Please don’t tell me these were people who refused to leave.


#4

Given that the police was still servicing the area, I would suspect that this was not in an evac zone; but even if it was, the question is: did they refuse to leave or did they not have the means to leave?


#5

How about we wait until the bodies are cold before we start trying to decide whether to blame the victims or not?


#6

I was thinking more about the child, who had no choice either way. Obviously, it’s tragic regardless, but I’d hate to think they had the means to leave and didn’t.


#7

Agreed, I was trying to get that point across in a subtle way.


#8

I was wondering if by chance the woman happened to be this woman: https://www.alternet.org/woman-nc-coast-tells-msnbc-shes-refusing-evacuate-her-kids-because-theres-strength-numbers


#9

How awful.


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