I've been working on part 3 of my series, and the main body of the mission takes places on a colony planet going through a major storm. I came up with the plot for this mission a while ago, but with what's happened after Sandy I'm conflicted about whether I should go ahead with it or come up with something else. The storm is significant to the mission but not the overall plot line, and I think I could switch it to some other natural event but it would be more difficult.
I would like your opinions, is it too soon or should I carry on as planned since the circumstances are very much different.
Play Star Trek: Allegiance - my first series in the Foundry
The great thing about life on Earth is that something horrible is going on some place or other pretty much all the time. If the theme of your mission is making fun of disaster victims (which would be weird) then I would say yes, wait on that. Otherwise I don't see why there should be a problem. ST has a long history of drawing upon current events in its plot lines. Context is, as ever, king.