OUR VIEW: It is better to be safe than sorry, no?

We say: Would you rather not be told about a storm coming?

Well, that certainly wasn’t much of a storm.

We heard for at least a week that we were about to be pummelled by a series of major storm events and should be ready for it.

All of the Island and coastal mainland publications, television and radio stations jumped on board the sharing of these warnings, likely encouraging the frenzy on social media and in grocery aisles alike.

Then, when it didn’t turn out to be nearly as bad as we were all told it would be, “the media” gets blamed for fear mongering.

But how, exactly, would you have “the media” respond when meteorologists tell them there are severe storms on their way? Should we just let you find out when they get here (or don’t, as the case may be)?

We at the Mirror feel it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to telling the community what it may be in store for it.

When actual weather scientists – they’re called meteorologists – tell us there are storms people should be ready for, we will share that with you, even if they turn out to be incorrect.

Because what’s the harm in being ready for a storm that doesn’t show up?

Now, what’s the harm in not being ready for one that does?

We’ll take being overly prepared every time, and we think you should, as well.

Maybe take those provisions you bought in case the storm happened and add them to your earthquake kit.

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