Hurricane Sandy was a lot weaker than we expected here in Syracuse New York but just because we got off easy, we need to remember that many other places didn’t. A lot of my Facebook friends have been posting about how the media “hyped things up” when the hurricane “wasn’t even bad.” However, I take a different position when it comes to this situation. I think the media did a great job keeping us informed and updated with the warnings.
Without the media, many of my friends wouldn’t have been able to keep tabs on their hometowns that were greatly affected by the storm. My mom was even able to keep her eyes on Syracuse – all the way from Germany!
We also need to remember that the hurricane really could have and should have been worse in Syracuse. We got lucky that it shifted course and passed us. Hurricanes are forces of nature and cannot be controlled or 100% predicted. As we can see from the damage in New York City, Hurricanes such as Sandy should not be taken lightly.
Can you imagine if New York City didn’t take the necessary precautions? The damage would have been unthinkable. I don’t see anything wrong with being safe rather than sorry. I personally went out to the store and bought myself some canned food and water bottles, just in case. Without the media, I wouldn’t have even known to do that and if Sandy did indeed hit ‘Cuse, I would have been caught unprepared!
So I guess that this post is just a little shout out to all those reporters out there who kept us updated! No matter what people say, the media is necessary and I believe that they handled Hurricane Sandy well.