Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Everybody gets so annoyed by reporters standing out there in hurricanes. Not me! If it means we get to see Al Roker land on his face again, I'm all for it. However: If you're going to stand outside when the wind is blowing like that, you really should wear a helmet and eye protection. You don't have to be a genius to know that there's all sorts of stuff flying around that could be hazardous. If you find yourself covering a hurricane, shatterproof goggles are a good idea, and your helmet should preferably have a chin strap, which must be kept tightly fastened at all times. This will make it easier to find your head after it's sliced off by a piece of aluminum siding.