Sure, sure, that happens, but how did it make you feel? Did it stir any thoughts in your head? It's not very long, so maybe you should read it again. It got me thinking of a quote I think is from Poe, "Believe nothing you hear, and only half that you see."
If an emergency broadcast told me to toss my dog outside during a storm, would I do it? That's one ring-dinger of a conundrum there. I'd love to be the first to say of course not, but I just don't know what I'd do in such a situation. And that is a frightening thought.