We are back from vacation. It was nice to get away from work and relax. From the ship we were on I caught the images of people grieving over the loss of loved ones from the rains and mudslides in California.
I also witnessed the stupidity of people driving over washed out roads, in front of camera crews with clearly marked "road closed" signs. Sure enough, they were swept up in the currents and stalled. How could someone risk their family. I saw one older woman driver with what appeared to be her daughter and grandchild in the minivan. When they tried to get away from the stuck minivan they were swept away and endangered the life of the rescuers that saved them.
The only gratification in watching the images was the humiliation of the ignorant driver when their pants were pulled around their ankles being hoisted into the helicopter on national television.
Unfortunately, another story didn't result with the family being rescued and another such impatient driver lost her child who was washed away.