Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My New Favorite Local News Anchor Rips Whining Viewers Who Didn't Like Tornado Warnings

My new favorite local television news anchor is Nancy Naeve of KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Nancy Naeve of KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
She put whiners who complained about tornado warnimgs
aired on the station in their place.  

I've actually watched her on TV before, when I'm visiting my in-laws in South Dakota. But I didn't know I should be this impressed with her until now.

Here's why: KSFY interrupted regularly scheduled programming Sunday evening because tornadoes were spinning through nearby Iowa.

The station, as all television outlets in Tornado Alley tend to do, go into full update mode, telling people exactly where the tornado is, which neighborhoods should take cover immediately, what people should do, and how the storm is developing.

You can get weather warnings anywhere of course, but local TV is arguably the best, because you can watch their constantly updated storm maps, their TV meteorologists are experts in severe storms and the reporters know everything about the area, so the warnings and alerts tend to be timely, informative and accurate.

In other words, stations like KSFY save lives during tornadoes.

Well.  To some people Sunday evening, KSFY's tornado coverage was a High Crime Against Humanity. The tornado warnings pre-empted the season finale of the show "Once Upon A Time."

The viewers inundated the station with HUGE amounts of hate messages, many too vile to print here, because KSFY deprived viewers of the immediate ability to watch the season finale of a really bad TV show about storybook characters pretending they're on "Dynasty" or something.

Yes, it's vaguely annoying at first to be greeted with weather warnings on TV when the tornadoes are nowhere near you. For instance, Sunday, most of the bad weather was in western Iowa while most of South Dakota was relatively calm.

In fact, I, at first, initially get frustrated when TV programming is interrupted by severe weather that's not affecting me.

Then I remember: Next time it could be your house that's under the gun in severe weather, as the excellent Nancy Naeve pointed out to viewers as she angrily berated the whining views who sent the hate messages to KSFY.

Here's part of what Naeve said, as reported by Capital Weather Gang:

"I tell you what. Quit calling and ripping Shawn (KSFY's meteorologist) for being on the air to save people's lives..No show is as important as someone's life. You aren't going to gon the air if it's not important. And people just berated our station for him being on the air. I tell you waht, if it was your home and your neighbors, you would feel differently. So please, don't do that. That's not nice."

As Naeve also pointed out, people who were missing the exalted "Once Upon A Time" season finale could have just gone to on their computer and watched it there.

Bonus: Naeve is a dog lover, like me, according to her bio on KSFY's web site.

Here's the must-watch video, as Naeve confronted viewers on the Monday morning after the tornadoes:

 KSFY went on th

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