I have come to realize that the news that we see daily on our TV is not being shown outside the local area. Every day we see pictures of devastation, long lines, 1000's of people who have been left homeless because their homes have been declared unsafe. It has now been 10 days since the storm hit and there are still between 1/2 and 1 million people (including me) without power, depending on which TV channel that you watch. There are emergency crews from all over the country fixing power. I saw a graphic on the TV news that claimed that they have counted over 11000 broken power poles in Broward county alone. On a normal work day it takes me 15 minutes to drive to work. Now it takes 1 hour. Most grocery stores have no perishables in stock.
Why is this information being not being shown in the national market. Maybe people are sick of seeing this stuff. Or maybe there are forces that don't want the 'potential' tourist to see this, and cancel a trip to Florida. South Florida makes a great deal of money on tourism and real estate sales.