Howard and Blobbin are just so stubborn and clueless when it comes to the idea of staying home to protect your house and family. While they have no worries because they could re-purchase whatever was lost ten times over, there are a lot of things that could potentially go wrong during a storm that simply by being there, could prevent major damage. Some places had over 12 inches of rain during the hurricane. A simple broken window on the wrong side of the house could cause tens and tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage, if no one was there to try and shore it up during the storm. I had an ice dam on my roof a few years ago and only about 20 gallons of water got into the house. But it leaked in over the kitchen, damaging a cupboard, the ceiling, the wall, the counter top, the wood floor, and went down into the basement and ruined the wall, and entertainment center and Plasma TV. The insurance claim was $25,000 - for approx 20 gallons of water! Imagine Gary and his family are in the city enjoying the hotel Howard paid for, and a window in there house gets broken during the 12+ inches of rainfall. It could potentially ruin his kitchen, finished basement from man Caves, plus many "irreplaceable" items like pictures, Stern show memorabilia, etc. On top of that, Blobbins assertion that those who stayed home did so because they were lazy or wanted a "vacation" day is based on the premise that not coming to work is more favorable than actually coming to work. It's obvious that it's been a long time since she had to worry about having to replace any valuables, or having to worry about loved ones. Because I can tell you from experience that having to huddle with your wife and kids (and dog!) in the basement during a potential natural disaster (tornado for me), and having to go through the resulting cleanup is NOT more fun than going to work. That day, I would've much preferred to go to work instead of the stress and heartache that we went throuh that day. She's sitting up there in her high rise with nothing to worry about except her fucking cats.