Sad, very sad. I lived through Hurricane Andrew that hit south Florida in August 1992. Our house was pretty much undamaged, but houses across the pond were hit very hard. One guy’s “Florida Room” (a screened in patio) was in the pond and another guy’s Florida room wound up on his roof. Homestead was hit the hardest and is still not back to “normal”. Many people who evacuated never came back. I was 2 weeks away from moving back to Chicago with boxes all lined up inside the house. As I was driving north on I-95 I could see convoys of emergency vehicles, etc., going south. They all say that Katrina was the worst, but Andrew had much higher winds (210mph before the instrument broke). Interesting note: when helicopters flew over Homestead, it looked like an atomic bomb had gone off, but there were 2-3 homes that stayed up. They were built before the latest building code so could withstand heavy winds and rain.
That was VERY stoopid of him. Anyone who thinks they can “ride out” a hurricane has never gone through one. They are extremely dangerous because besides the damaging wind and rain, they spawn tornadoes as well.