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Hurricane Irma has come and going away...

  1. jackclee lm profile image72
    jackclee lmposted 5 weeks ago

    Do you know it was the 7th largest storm in recorded history of the Florida coast?
    From all the 24/7 coverage, you would think it is the end of the world...
    I have no problem with warning people of impending disaster...
    This wall to wall coverage is over blown in my opinion.
    What do you think?

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      If the storm is "disappointing", that's good news not bad entertainment.

      1. jackclee lm profile image72
        jackclee lmposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        True. It seems to me, with every storm of late, the media, in specific, the weather people, seems to go out of their way to hype them. I remembers a few times where they miss the mark.
        Shouldn't they just report the weather?

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          From what I saw, they did.  Everything they said was based on named and reputable weather projection services.  It looks like Florida was spared mass moralities but the islands weren't and over three million people have no power. Barbuda was rendered complete uninhabitable and evacuated.  British people are stuck on St Kitts and beginning to starve without access to food and water. Hardly an insignificant event especially for those directly effected.  Many of whom are probably alive today because the news coverage was persuasive and they evacuated.

          1. jackclee lm profile image72
            jackclee lmposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            I have no problem with providing early warning...
            The people who lives in those area knows the drill...
            Sometimes, the storms are unpredictable and take different paths.
            I guess I am complaining mainly at the wall to wall coverage to the exclusion of other news...
            it is after all a local event, as large and as devastation it is...
            I see a pattern that perhaps not intentional but never the less...hype every potential storm and get ratings...

 
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