You would have to prove intent to panic. There would have to be mass hysteria.
If I had bothered to tape TWC's Hurricane Matthew 'show', from beginning to end, I could probably prove intent to panic.
As far as mass hysteria is concerned. Who's to say there wasn't? Maybe not in S. Florida but possibly further up the coast?
Scaring one woman to death isn't a case.
How many people have
to die for it to be
a case? Ten? Fifty?
This kind of thing falls squarely on the 'Good Samaritan Act'. You cannot be charged with giving too much aid... only not enough.
You can't be charged with giving too much unreliable
TWC's Cone of Probability
kept showing Matthew skirting the coast up to N. Carolina then taking an abrupt right turn and heading back toward Bermuda.
Matthew made landfall, around S. Carolina, did TWC stop showing that illogical right-turn-graphic.
I bet there wasn't a bottle of water, a can of food, a battery or a piece of plywood to be had in Bermuda.