Sandy-Panic or Proper?
There's a fine line between being panicked and prepared when it comes to something like Hurricane Sandy. We knew we were going to get hit with high winds and driving rain but at the same time we had the added media of full blown Hurricane Sandy hitting the U.S. eastern seaboard, an area populated by about 50 million people.
When you add the high concentration of population in our area, we're looking at almost 60 million people affected, AND if we've learned anything over the years, YOU DON'T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE.
When it is all said and done the death toll from Sandy, including devastation when it first hit the Caribbean, at about 100. The path it followed over the U.S. and into Ontario meant it hit the heart of North America. Much of the world economy is centered here. Commerce grinds to a halt. That's not lives lost, but it is livelihoods and people's well being.
The election of a U.S. president is affected, not only because campaigning was shut down with only days to go before the election, but because the perceived actions of a president in crisis can win or lose an election. Obviously the next president of the United States can affect world order over the next 4 years. Yet everything must hit pause when it comes to weather.
Then there is the billions of dollars in clean up. It's like the fee we pay every once in a while for living on this wacky planet. Granted when CNN, or even 610CKTB, goes virtually round-the-clock with Hurricane Sandy coverage, some people will say it's too much. But with something like this, I believe you can never say enough. Perhaps extensive coverage (including connectivity through social media) saved some lives. That's a good thing. LEAVE COMMENTS.
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