11 months ago
Monday, September 5, 2016
"Everyone Knows What's Ahead ..."
Did the media scare you away from the beach over the Labor Day weekend with their talk about the pending storm?
Here's what a meteorologist wrote on Saturday for philly.com:
My advice: Stay home if you’re already inland. If you must go to the shore, plan on coming back tonight at the latest. And tell your friends and relatives the same thing (which I have done to my friends and relatives). If you live at the shore, be prepared to “hunker down” for a few days-perhaps without power, and perhaps cut off by flooded roads. And take everything off balconies, porches, and lawns and bring it inside.
And yet, area beaches were unscathed by Tropical Storm Hermine.
So, did the media mess up? Did they hype up the storm because that draws eyeballs to their newscasts and stories?
Or, were they simply reporting the information - including the governor declaring a state of emergency for several counties - that they had?