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Hurricane Sandy

(October 2012)

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M@ Founding member Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
So Hurricane Sandy is gearing up to cascade a torent of weather nasties at the US over the next 48 hours or so. I remember during the last hurricane, some clever forumers were able to track down some live tv feeds from the US. I've had a look around but haven't been able to find anything decent. Anyone got any leads?
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Here To Travel
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ginnyfan World News
On BBC World they showed part of Good Morning America coverage and I see they got their Hollywood blockbuster type of coverage name - Halloween super-hurricane, or sth like that. Rolling Eyes
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roxuk
A few of the New York stations are streaming there coverage:

Fox5 : http://www.myfoxny.com/category/233393/watch-good-day-live

CBS: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/live-video-two/

ABC7: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/livenow?id=8857235
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Newsroom
CNNi now taking Domestic.
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Mike W London London
ustream.tv/cbsnews
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Bloomberg have suspended normal programming (until 10pm, according to the Sky EPG) today and replaced it with 'Superstorm: State of Emergency'. CNBC (Europe) have also stepped away from business for the news about Sandy.

I can see the BBC News Channel and BBC World News simulcasting at some point, dependant on the destruction caused.
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Inspector Sands


and one more
WPIX: http://www.wpix.com/news/livestream10pmnews/

WNBC have a link to a camera on the top of 30 Rock, but it doesn't seem to be working:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Hurricane-Sandy-Video-Top-of-the-Rock-Center-Storm-Track-Weather-176264471.html

and one in Washington:
WUSA: http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/227089/158/WUSA9-Live-Video-Coverage-of-Hurricane-Sandy
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Good to see the BBC using Ben Thompson as a general reporter for hurricaine Sandy as well as his usual business duties as he's currently in New York.
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.
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Newsroom
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.


Really? ITV were okay, but hardly touched on what the BBC and CNN have done. Fox News of which I am not a fan have done incredibly well today. I wish CNNI would switch to Domestic and stick with it.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.


Isn't everyone getting rather over excited ? 75 mph guests ? You get that on 'regular' stormy days in western areas of the UK ?

Yes, there'll be damage, but we're talking about a country with the resources to easily cope and recover, (NY isn't going to get ignored, as New Orleans sadly was)
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.


Isn't everyone getting rather over excited ? 75 mph guests ? You get that on 'regular' stormy days in western areas of the UK ?

Yes, there'll be damage, but we're talking about a country with the resources to easily cope and recover, (NY isn't going to get ignored, as New Orleans sadly was)

I think 75mph is a bit of a conservative estimate. One network - I forget which - said reports of 115mph winds off the coast. Don't forget the worst is still yet to hit and it's not just the winds but flooding that could be most problematic. And West Virginia is said to be expecting 1m of snow as well. I think it's a little bit more serious than what we get in the UK...

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