Why did so many Brigantine residents ignore the MANDATORY EVACUATION that was ordered? According to a recent newspaper article, approx 70% of the 9500 residents stayed put.
Last year, everyone was warned. Brigantine Times spent TWO pages laughing at the evacuation order as did many others.
It wasn’t until the third page of Emmett’s ( Brigantine Times Publisher ) article that he complemented the efforts of the first responders. So I think many chose to listen to the wrong voice. I was so infuriated last year as my blood is boiling this year.
I just gave up my landlubber home to retire permanently in Brigantine because I believe it IS the island you will love for life. I just hope there is a home there to return to at the end of this week. BE SAFE everyone….THINK SMARTLY!!!