There are many different facets of a hurricane for a local news station to cover in order to keep viewers informed and safe before, during, and after a hurricane. SmithGeiger has compiled a set of examples that showcase impactful hurricane coverage both on-air and through social media.

City specific…


Close up of the track…


Slice the storm…


One way to do before and after…Google earth


Keeping you safe overnight…
https://twitter.com/ActionNewsJax/status/907070835353104384


Keep you safe...


Wind gusts…big part of the story…




Ask staff to take pics of their anemometer…


The wind will knock out power and knock down lights…Stations can do their own versions of this…


Give safety advice with this…


Not quite right but an idea of how to still get information without power…your tv apps won’t work…but the idea of mentioning radio and apps…


And you can point to your Facebook page…but link, don’t just give the name.


A local news station article on how to prepare for a storm. The article showcases bulleted tips for supplies to stay safe, what you should do before the storm, what you should do after the storm, and how you can stay alert with what’s going on.
http://wsvn.com/news/be-ready-how-to-prepare-for-a-storm/

A collection of graphics to consider for your coverage……





 









Here is how WPTV did it in the app and the associated web story to let people know of the daily locations.
http://www.wptv.com/weather/hurricane/charge-your-devices-for-free-today-find-times-and-locations