Friend and Raleigh meteorologist Nate Johnson gets it exactly right when he says,
The Governor of Georgia last night blamed meteorologists.
The whole reason I wrote Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather was because former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin blamed meteorologists for his incompetence during Katrina.
I spoke, at length, this morning with a reporter from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and she told me about a friend of hers still trapped after 19 hours with a baby she is breastfeeding in the car!
While meteorology is far from perfect, there are real consequences for not acting on storm warnings.