I've been using the Internet to track Typhoon King Kong's progress because I find that the local news is completely unreliable.
Kong Rey is now a Category 1 Typhoon and is forecast to be a Category 2 Typhoon when it hits Saipan tomorrow. Thanks for the info, Weather Underground!
The Marianas Variety is reporting that the storm will hit Rota TODAY at 2 PM...WRONG. Their article cites the local Emergency Management Office (EMO) as the source of this information.
The Saipan Tribune reports that the storm will pass over Rota sometime tomorrow, April 3.
Pacific Daily News is reporting that the storm will pass over Rota, but they have links to websites that are tracking the storm.
That is how I found the EMO website. They issued a press release this afternoon and now predict that the storm will pass right over Saipan/Tinian.
Shouldn't the local newspapers update this on their websites?
All of the maps on the Internet have the storm passing directly over Saipan or Tinian. The storm tracking information has changed since the local papers wrote their stories. Don't you think that if the information about a FRICKIN' TYPHOON changes that the newspapers should remove the incorrect information from their websites? Shouldn't they at least note in thier articles that the information printed in their pages is a day old or link to up to the minute information (like PDN)?
Hopefully nobody reads the Variety and thinks that the storm ended today at 2 PM because if they do, they're going to be in for one hell of a surprise tomorrow.