I'm watching footage of Gustav (Poor Louisiana) and I always think it's so weird that they have the weather people out there in the storm.
I remember during the last hurricane here, seeing their ponchos whipping around their bodies, tree limbs skittering by, an obvious lean and sway to the camera, and the fear on their faces and thinking that it was totally unnecessary.
Seriously, don't risk some dude's life to make hurricane footage a little more exciting for my sake. It's usually exciting enough and being captured effectively on the weathercams or through windows. The people living through it really don't enjoy the added drama of this human element, you're usually freaking out enough without worrying about the local weather guy.
Just thought I'd put that out there before one of them gets killed. I don't really even like to see them getting all wet and being blown around. It's just not necessary.