In this case, it's a tornado.
Now, IT is the only news that matters.
For example, from CNN:
Searching 'board by board'
24 dead including 9 kids
- Rescuers in Moore, Oklahoma, in frantic hunt for survivors
- "This is a tough community," Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb says
- Looks like a "two-mile-wide lawnmower blade" hit DEVELOPING STORY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DEVASTATED
THE TORNADO AND ITS AFTERMATH
And from Fox:
DEADLY TWISTER HITS HEARTLAND
Rescue teams search rubble for survivors after tornado kills at least 24
Oklahoma City officials lower tornado death toll to 24, which includes 9 children, as rescue efforts continue after monster storm destroys homes, buildings and an elementary school.
Just yesterday, right before the storm, the news was scandal this, scandal that (mostly imagined and not legitimate), especially on Fox. In fact, it took Fox at least two hours after the storm hit to change its website to the storm as the lead story.
The phenomenon of media coverage of disasters helps us understand why crime is so attractive to the media, as well.