I was on a trip to New Orleans. The night we arrived there was a heavy storm, rain, strong winds, etc. We still walked to dinner - four hungry women in an exciting new town. The next morning the Weather Channel was depicting Armageddon. After some delays we went out and walked toward the river. We saw the TWC reporter holding onto a brick structure and leaning back, pretending the wind was pushing him back. My friends and I were on TV for a few seconds. We walked up behind him carrying our coffee, dressed casually, not even using our umbrellas.
The problem with the news aggrandizing these events is people stopped believing them, so they don't leave when they should.