Our local news media seems to revel in freaking out our seasoned citizens (and Northern transplants). I've had several that I know already calling me up, asking me what to do. "Should we board up?" "Should we leave town?" "The news guy said it was coming RIGHT FOR US!!!" A hurricane could be in the Pacific, and there is this one local meteorologist that will show it eventually making landfall in Jacksonville. It makes me sick. And you know that those "field reporters" are just chasing death. They want to record destruction. Anything less would mean the viewer clicked over to the competition. It makes me sick - did I mention that already??
Anyway, here's my take on all of that. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go return 60 cans of beans, and 10 packs of double AA batteries.