It's tough when that damn 24-hour news cycle is faster than the people you're worried about can respond. You can hear and see the tragedy unfold but there's little you can do. Especially when their power's blacked out.
Being a sedentary animator that has to sit in front of a screen all day does little to help the sensory overload you can expose yourself to either. The thing you keep telling yourself though... is it would be worse if you had a complete handle on the tragedy because you were in the midst of it.