Hurricane Michael is barreling toward the Gulf coastline but there is something bothering me, the continued nationalized hype of Hurricanes. Rather than depending on the local media to continue to do the job of covering their communities, the national media has to bring in reporters leaning for no reason…
Weather Channel reporter leans desperately as if he's about to be swept away, while two guys wander around aimlessly behind him: .https://t.co/nYJ81ZMonj
— Galactic Procto (@GalacticProcto) September 14, 2018
I’m not picking on the Weather Channel, they have a job to do… however when you start throwing up these videos
What does 12 FEET of storm surge look like? We show you what the potential storm surge will be along Florida's Big Bend as #Hurricane #Michael approaches and makes landfall Wednesday. Our LIVE 24/7 team coverage continues. #IMR #ImmersiveMixedReality pic.twitter.com/nzNEZ1M9Oz
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 9, 2018
Are you ok Sean?
Older friends start worrying if I will swept away in Lubbock from a Hurricane in North Carolina.
Severe weather is scary to some and I remember the days when Kelly Greene told me, “It’s not severe weather on the South Plains till you have warnings in all 9 counties.”
But seriously, tap the brakes on your coverage. Nobody in Los Angeles gives a damn about a hurricane in Florida. Does Arizona cares about a blizzard in New York? We spend so much time hyping and hyping people tire of the hype. In the end people will start ignoring warnings.
Cover the story, don’t hype it and try to cover it without putting your reporters as risk.
Because as much as I love good severe weather coverage…
Nobody needs injuries because of Michael!