So, the other day, while Dorian was still obliterating The Bahamas, Beth was on the phone with The Weather Channel. I have no idea who called whom, but she was saying she was at the airport on her way to Miami (the south Fl airports were all closed at the time), and talked about her plan to go in with a sea plane and rescue people, and focusing on bringing in vital needs (water, formula, diapers). It all sounded respectable and good, until she gave a death toll of 50. The govt at the time said 5 (and this morning are still reporting only 20). They questioned her about her number, and she insisted she was right, she had been talking to people on the ground (not sure how). While I think it's great that she's using her resources and connections to bring help to people in dire situations, I think it was irresponsible for her to claim 50 dead. I don't doubt that 50 or more people lost their lives during this horrific storm, but it's not her place to "correct" the government announcements. It just rubbed me the wrong way. There's enough actual devastation without people having to try to make it sound more dramatic or like they have an inside scoop that the officials don't know about.
ok, sorry for the rant, stepping off my soapbox.