There had been Katrina. At the time, that was news. The phenomenon of a hurricane with such force and devastation is still news.
Florence was made news. But it fizzled out in the end. And, come on, the southeast has long been a target in hurricane season. And in the past few years those acts of god have been getting more severe. And, yes, they bring to attention the critical financial issue of enough property insurance - its availability and cost. Those two should be news.
Michael shouldn't be news. Not in itself. But it is. Here, for example, is coverage from USA Today.
Currently, it's at 4. Should that gallop up to 6 or 7, then it would qualify as legitimate news.
Climate change experts will be pulled in to comment. Real estate developers will have to discuss the matter of no longer building in the southeast. The Midwest chamber of commerce players will promote the stable weather pattern to business. And members of Congress would have to start introducing bills for property insurance reform.
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