This is a bit of a more serious post, but I think I definitely need to show some recognition:
Its all over the news- ‘Hurricane Sandy’. All of the facts are there, but nobody seems to be taking it seriously. People as far as here, England, have been told facts about this hurricane that we don’t seem to know about most storms. 375,000 people have been ordered to evacuate low land areas, and all school within a certain area will be shut. There are some people you see on the news wh
o aren’t taking it seriously enough. Stop messing around, and get down to business. However, s
ome people are taking the appropriate action. People are putting down sandbags, and taking the proper precautions. In this link from the guardian, you can see that though there are some who may not be being responsible, there are many who do want to do everything they can to help themselves, and those around them:
Craig Fugate said ‘The time for preparing and talking is over’. This is right, people need to begin to brace themselves.
But, has Hurricane Sandy been a bit hyped up? I mean, there have been other tragedies all around the world that havent been given nearly enough coverage as they deserve due to the overwhelming amount of television time that this one hurricane is holding. Maybe this is due to the media wanting to give people the time, and the facts, to be able to take the necessary precautions, but it is still unfair to those people whose lives have been damaged by other disasters.
Many things have happened in the past 24 hours that are devastating, including the Nigeria Suicide bomb attack, and for example, the 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Canada which later caused a minor, though still scary, tsunami in Hawaii. This earthquake hit 125 miles South-West of the Canadian town of Prince Rupert, 11 miles down, at 3am. Not only were they hit by a huge primary earthquake of 7.7 on the Richter Scale, there was later a 5.8 aftershock. Even though there were no reports of damage or injuries on the Canadian Coast, there was extremely little coverage compared to the yet-to-occur Hurricane Sandy.
Though people may argue that other disastrous events deserve coverage, this hurricane could impair many more people’s lives and lead to significantly more damage than this earthquake. I do sincerely hope that these 60 million people due to be affected by Hurricane Sandy will be alive and well after this natural disaster hits, as well as any people harmed in other recent horrible events.