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)