Too soon to tell what will happen, I guess; but even if it's "just" a tropical storm if it gets here, if anyone remembers Isabel, you know there could still be a lot of damage and flooding.
I agree and I remember Isabel, there were a lot of wind damage and power outages everywhere! I also remember is was so hot and humid after Isabel went through. At least this time, it will be cooler and the demand for air conditioning won't overload the electrical system and slow down the process of getting the power back on as it did with Isabel. Then again… with Pepco’s track record of ‘getting the power back on”, we still may be in for a long wait. Oh well, all we can do is hope for the best, but plan for the worst.
Keep up the great work, but please don't overhype these events more than they need to.
To: PLEASEABC 7-
They aren't hyping it up... Would you rather have no warning at all of the possibilites and be unprepared if it does hit? Like GKR said, remember Isabelle???? If you don't like all the news casts then don't listen to them and let the rest of us be prepared and ready for what may or may not come.
You would be the first to complain.
To Laura: Please relax... I'm not necessarily directing my comments at the weather team, they're awesome! It's the overzealous anchors I have a beef with.
To "And if they said nothing": I'd probably be the second guy to complain after you.
You have to be prepared. The news media has to tell you the worst and best scenarios. I live in Florida and have been through 2 bad hurricanes-Andrew and Wilma. I know the importance of getting food, supplies, gas for the vehicle, money, and prescription medications early to avoid long lines and depletions. You should also have a plan in effect, in case you live near water and need to evacuate.
The weather service has narrowed the storm [Sandy] down to somewhere on planet earth. Good job!