I have a cousin in Virginia Beach whose wife is in home hospice and another cousin in Kill Devil Hills who decided to tough it out, so I'm interested in what's going on too. But there are ways I can -- under my own control -- find out what's happening hurricane-wise as well as the fact that I can chat, email, phone, or look at their Facebook pages to see what's happening with them personally, because they know their families are concerned and want to know. Meanwhile, just south of us, three different communities had a series of fireball explosions virtually all at once on Thursday. Firemen could not keep up with the calls. Nearly 10,000 people were displaced in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. But do you think there was coverage of this disaster while we were learning -- for the 50th time -- that Florence was downgraded to a Cat 1? Nope. The best I could do was to listen to the local talk show callers, who were calling all day to tell us their experiences with the explosions/fires. The wall to wall coverage of a tropical storm with reporters trying their best to horribilize the whole thing was frustrating and counterproductive.