So once every thousand years you need to watch something live? So the storm might have suddenly jumped 200 miles to the west? You sat there without going to the bathroom or making yourself a sandwich the entire time, glued to your TV? You would have done much better to spend your time making preparations, and nothing reported on the TV was going to likely be of any immediate significance to you. In 54 years, I have never seen anything on TV that was urgent in terms of a necessary response on my part, and as I said before, if it is urgent, it isn't going to wait until 17:00 to happen. Generally speaking, TV news is no more current than a newspaper, and in terms of actual applicability to the individual viewer, it is never so. It is only more sensational, which is not relevant.