HURRICANE BLOGGING IV

Apparently, things are a bit worse a few miles down the road, according to this WTOP report.

What always amazes me at times like these is stuff like this:

Northern Virginia residents who normally have trash collected on Fridays are being asked not to put their trash out this week. That includes Fairfax County, Arlington County and Alexandria City.

Officials say the collection has been canceled to prevent the trash from being blown around neighborhoods, prevent damage from blown trash cans, prevent storm drains from being clogged with trash and protect the safety of the neighborhoods and trash collectors.

So, if there’s a hurricane passing through, don’t put your trash out until it’s over? Hmm. I don’t know what’s worse: government thinking people are that stupid or that fact that they’re right.

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  1. Wizbang says:

    Color Me Unimpressed
    James Joyner linked to a WTOP article detailing a forced evacuation in my old neighborhood. The first home I ever owned was in Belle View and I lived there for 7 years. I always wondered in the proximity to the…

  2. Wizbang says:

    Color Me Unimpressed
    James Joyner linked to a WTOP article detailing a forced evacuation in my old neighborhood. The first home I ever owned was in Belle View and I lived there for 7 years. I always wondered in the proximity to the…