In an attempt to avoid appearing trivial and downplaying the severity of Hurricane Sandy CNN has banned the word Frankenstorm from its descriptions of the storm. I wrote on Friday that there is nothing childish about the potential danger Hurricane Sandy could wreak even if the Frankenstorm moniker makes it sound like a breakfast cereal. CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tweeted he would cut through the hype when reporting on the storm and now the network seems to have taken a wise decision to stick to the facts.
A quick scan of the major media sites online indicates many of them have dropped the Frankenstorm term and are staying with Sandy and making occasional allusions to it being a Perfect Storm.
Meanwhile the storm is growing to what looks to be historic proportions and East Coast governors are considering states of emergency.
On its current projected track, Sandy is most likely to make U.S. landfall between Delaware and the New York/New Jersey area, forecasters said. However, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said it could not yet predict the precise point.
“It is still too soon to focus on the exact track … both because of forecast uncertainty and because the impacts are going to cover such a large area away from the center,” the NHC said in an advisory. – Reuters
Perfect Storm, Frankenstorm or Hurricane Sandy; whatever you want to call it here’s hoping everyone in its path stays safe and it soon fizzles out