Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

George Clooney is nowhere to be found in this perfect storm.

Hurricane Sandy will go down in history as one of the largest storms to hit U.S. mainland. The storm has already claimed the lives of 64 people and is predicted to hover over more than 12 states for at least 24-36 hours when it reaches landfall, according a BBC news article. The majority of deaths, 54, occurred in Haiti where the storm first made landfall before it began crawling up along the eastern coast. The BBC news article also talked about President Obama taking time away from his campaign to instead inform people about the severity of the storm.

While the BBC news article is informative about how to monitor the storm as a whole, it is not effective in warning people about updates in their local proximity. Local news sources are more informative and reliable outlets for those in the northeastern states to receive updates on their specific situation. I think that the northeastern goveners, mayors, and news channels did a good job executing and informing the public about the evaculation/emergecy plans that were set in place for so many states.

Overall I think for a storm such as this, a local news source, even as small as a school's newspaper, has better information for how to prepare in your area than an international news source such as BBC news. 

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