I was chuckling as I watched Al Roker, the weatherman, on the tube this morning. They were discussing the dire situation in the South after the storm. I wish I could find the clip, but to paraphrase; Roker said "We freaking told them, didn't we; didn't we freaking tell them?".
If you live among rednecks, you know that they love to make fun of weathermen. It's big sport because the weathermen are not always right and the weatherman gets paid more than them. These people were told to stay the fuck home. Instead they did their usual, "Nobody tells us what to do, we're tough". And now now they're saying the usual, "Who could have known".
I did a diary years ago when five people were killed at a fairgrounds. The weatherman in that case said, "Well, nothing could have been done to avoid this" or "Nobody could have seen this coming" or "It was just a damn fluke". In many instances, that just simply is not the case and it wasn't the case in the tragedy at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Powerful, damaging winds were a known threat several days before and during the minutes leading up to the stage collapse".
Redneck motto: "We never learn"