Monster Hurricane Matthew Pummels Florida Coast with Wind and Rain
I'm sorry, but I'm not buying into the hype about this hurricane. The media frenzy has been way overblown (no pun intended). Let me start by saying, I've experienced and sustained damage from virtually every hurricane to hit Louisiana since Hurricane Betsy. Yes they are dangerous, yes you must prepare, and yes you must even consider evacuation. But the media hype for this one goes way beyond the pale. Notice how the projected track consistently showed landfall when in fact the real track continued in a more northerly direction keeping the eye offshore. As the hurricane continued its advance, the media continually adjusted the projection to show landfall further north. As a result, the worst part of the storm, the northeastern quadrant at the eye, remained offshore. Also, did you notice that reporters at various locations near the storm always had lit signs and street lights in the background? Seems the grid was not really devastated causing months of outages as reported all day long. Furthermore, we were introduced to a new term I've never heard before in hurricane coverage...a secondary wall. What a crock. Was the real wall too far offshore for you MSM types? Did you have to extend the wall to declare landfall? I think so. Look, I could go on. I agree hurricanes are dangerous and downright scary when the wind is howling above and your house is creaking and moaning. I've been there several times and it's no picnic. What I would appreciate is more responsible reporting. That's what truly helps to save lives. Not this hyped up blame-global-warming BS. Hint, look for wind speed maps showing the intensity along the coast. It may surprise you. Stay safe my friends.