If this is in the job description for weather reporter then NO THANKS! Two different videos of reporters covering Hurricane Nate are like a bad dream. The high winds and severe flooding hit Biloxi, Mississippi as these two brave or foolish men are reporting. Watch below as a projectile flies by and nearly hits the reporter:
WADING IN WAIST DEEP WATER…NO THANKS!
As my mom used to say: “Somebody’s gonna get hurt!” Do you thick the weather reporting has gone too far or do you think these reporters should be out in the storm?
THE LATEST ON NATE
Thank goodness Nate weakened to a tropical storm this morning as it moved inland over Mississippi and Alabama, the National Hurricane Center said, adding that storm surge flooding continued in coastal areas.
The storm’s winds were as high as 89 mph then dropped to 45 mph.
Storm surge is now the problem and a warning remained in effect for areas between the Mississippi-Alabama border.
The storm surge could reach up to 8 feet in some areas between Mississippi and the Florida panhandle, according to the hurricane center.
Nate made its second US landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, shortly after midnight local time Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane.
It was the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Just hours earlier, Nate had made its first US landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeast Louisiana, with winds of 85 mph the hurricane center reported Saturday night.