posted on Sep, 15 2018 @ 03:54 AM
you know it is pretty sad all the hype and working up of hysteria for the so called storm of a lifetime (too bad it was dying down, and pretty
much just a tropical storm when it hit). hyping up and working to cause panic for almost a week before the storm. i swear what i watched and read, you
would have thought the world was ending. even when the severely weakened storm hit, they still carried on as if the world was ending.
now compare that to the media in the Philippines. yet again the storm was known about, and talked about for about a week before it hit. (and hit
pretty much on the same day). yet there was virtually none of the hysterics and doom porn. just the information of what they felt the storm class
would be. and where it was expected to hit. the news just gave the people the information needed by the people, none of the overblow "the word is
ending" hysterics. no "storm of a lifetime". and unlike the hurricane that hit the US, this typhoon was expected and hit as a cat 5 super
typhoon. a storm with windspeeds over 200mph, and wind gusts that hit over 250mph. a storm over 900km wide. and even after it hit, and currently
the news is just updates and proper warnings that people need about things like rising rivers and flooding. all being presented in a calm manner,
without the end of the world hysterics.
now i'm a fair ways south of where the storm hit, so we are just having some strong wind gusts and rain. we lost power for a couple hours this
morning. and due to technical issues some areas near me are having water pressure issues due to the storm. and of course the normal flooding and
raising rivers. i have not yet been in contact with those i know some of which are smack dab in the center of it's path. i suspect we will not hear
from them in a couple days since cell service has been completely knocked out, and will be awhile after the storm to repair. but i have heard from
one friend that is farther north and they lost part of their roof and a wall, but are otherwise fine.
it's just so diferant both the way the media reports on the storm, as well as the attitude of the people. it's just so much calmer here. and with a
much more powerful storm. stores are still stocked as per normal. since there is no real panic induced last second shopping for supplies. none
of that pretty much trampling through stores to try to get the last of the items before they run out. no lineups at gas stations, because people know
that power or not, when they go out they can get all the gas they need just as always. seriously, i went to the mall for a bit to buy some groceries a
couple hours ago. store selves were just as full as ever. and it was no diferant a few years back when my area was directly hit by a cat 5 typhoon. it
just the diferance of attitude.