"...it leads me to the comment that the media should never rule anything out with a storm until it has died out completely. Too many times down here in south florida the local meteorologists will bring the information to the public in the early stages of storms and say it will not have any impact on south florida, then something odd happens or something that wasnt predicted and then it has an impact on the area and the weathermen back track and explain why it is now going to affect an area. with everything we have seen with storms over they years i would think that the local weathermen would be the first people telling the general public not to take eyes off a storm until it is gone for good regardless of where it is at a certain point in time and the direction it is traveling. i just see too many times that they say it will have no impact on an area early in the forecast and then something happens to where it does have an affect later in the period or against all odds..."
I second that emotion! In Miami I remember the Friday 10 pm news on the Fox station before Monday's 3 AM landfall of Hurricane Andrew. The weather bimbos assured us that Andrew was not going to be a problem so "have a good time this weekend and check back with us Monday". Many folks greeted Monday's sunrise without TV's or houses to have them in. The station had the gall to brag about their storm coverage in the year to follow. I think they should have been charged with manslaughter and relieved of their broadcast license.
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