State official’s decision to move the Fourth of July activities at the Hatch Shell to July 3 based on the potential dangers from Hurricane Arthur was a wise choice based on the weather forecast.
It was a public safety issue and it was handled the correct way.
While the rescheduled date saw the Pops and fireworks display get in, the pelting rain and lightning forced the immediate evacuation of the area.
The new date change created a lot of scrambling, but it worked out and the extremely popular event managed to take place.
Dealing with possible hurricane conditions can be hazardous to say the least.
Officials, at the drop of a hat, made the right decision, thus preventing any possible dangerous situation to the general public.
Public Safety prevailed. It was simply the right thing to do.