Like many of you, I have been watching the Hurricane coverage over the last 24 hours via news and social media. I have been struggling with the actual NEED of hurricane chasing so I thought I would post something there. When chasers chase potential tornadic storms there is a element of "help" that they are doing. Reporting a tornado on the group actually helps those in the way of the storm. There is actual good being done here. Can we say that same about hurricanes? When a hurricane arrives, it has arrived. Is it important to report a 121mph wind instead of the 119mph estimated by radar? Does reporting trees down, houses destroyed alert or inform anyone? Do it help keep the public safe Does it actually help??? It seems like Hurricane chasing is purely for thrill and the opportunity to make $$$ selling video. Maybe I am wrong. This is similar to chasing tornado's BUT I think even in our attempt to get video etc, we could be actually helping the public by putting ourselves at risk. I struggle to see this happening with a hurricane. Can someone help me with this?