HURRICANE IRMA: Canadian Transplant Claims "Boca Babies" Complaining About Power

BOCA RATON, FL ( — We don’t take part in social media responses until we’re really pushed. Our Facebook page is full of people legitimately crying about a lack of power. One woman, in Estancia West, only wants power so she can care for her newborn.

But Facebook user Stacy Hopkins, who lists Ontario as her hometown, posted this:

Stacy Hopkins 1/2 of the state lost power… its hard, I know, but that is unprecedented! Everyone is at their wits end. Being hot is horrible but what do we do? Act like entitled Boca babies?

Stacy, on behalf of everyone here, welcome to Boca Raton. No one here is a baby or entitled  for expecting FPL to provide the power that is paid for while believing that years of rate increases enacted to prevent this very situation were legitimate.

This was, at best, a strong tropical storm. Sustained hurricane force winds just didn’t happen. Were there gusts? Absolutely. But the widespread devastation from a minimal event is appalling. The slow FPL response is borderline criminal. There are elderly literally sweltering to death. There are newborns without air conditioning. Police forces are stretched thin trying to patrol, keep the peace and live their own lives. Fire departments are dealing with downed lines and dangers on top of their normally dangerous jobs.

But sure. Everyone in Boca who hasn’t had power in four days is a baby for wanting it back.

Maybe Canada wants you back.



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