Welcome to Storm Mafia 2
It's been more than two years since what has become known simply as The Event. Liquidia is still closed to the public, and explanation other than extreme weather was never given to the public.
But even two years later, people were still nervous when an usually thick bank of clouds settled over New Liquidia. A few of the more paranoid citizens rushed to the countryside, but others pointed out that the onset of this particular mist wasn't the same as it had been two years ago. They would not panic. The cool calm breeze that brought in the mist was nothing like the raging storm that had surrounded Liquidia. New Liquidia's fate, would not be the same.
Communication with the outside world remained intact, another proof that while the stubborn mist hadn't receded a week later, it was simply bad weather, not indicative of something else to come. There was no reason to panic.
Breeze turned to gale. Gale turned to Storm. In just a few hours the city became surrounded with what was, undeniably, the same type of storm that had devastated Old Liquidia.
... And they panicked.