Hurricane Bill is headed directly toward the US mainland at the moment. That’s scary. Of course forecasting weather is not just extending the current path. There are all sorts of variables taken into account. Bill should begin a sweeping right hand turn paralleling the coast over the next few days.
There is uncertainty so I look at Bill with respect and some trepidation.
I walk a thin line. I don’t want to panic people. I don’t want to lull them into complacency either.
Not only do I have to sell the most likely scenario to the public, I have to sell it to my co-workers. They are constantly on the lookout for good stories. What would cause more interest than a storm heading our way? I can’t let them ‘wishcast’.
Mission accomplished today. We handled a hurricane preparedness story in Stonington with the gravity it deserved without sending people into shock.
I have to remain diligent. We have to use the power wisely.