Now you see him, now you don’t…
Brian L. Kahn, a senior reporter at Earth3R, tweeted an eerie video showing just how dangerous it can be for meteorologists who stay behind to report these dangerous storms.
As he’s speaking to the camera’s you can see WCTI’s meteorologist, Shane Hinton, doing his best to finish up his segment to update his viewers on Hurrican Florence, but then quickly realizing he needs to bail.
Eerie video as WCTI's meteorologists finally evacuate due to rising waters mid-broadcast, leaving just the radar of Florence's rain bands looping on repeat pic.twitter.com/9vxFqB8ZXl
— Brian L Kahn (@blkahn) September 14, 2018
A North Carolina meteorologist reporting on Hurricane Florence was forced to abandon his live broadcast mid-sentence — just as his building began to flood, video shows.
The Category 1 hurricane began to throttle the Carolinas Thursday with a heavy storm surge that burst inland, causing major flooding in New Bern, N.C., where WCTI, the city’s ABC affiliate, is located, The Weather Channel reported.
The station was forced to evacuate its staff — save for two intrepid meteorologists who stayed behind and continued to broadcast.
“We have the situation here that has developed at the station, and that is of the water getting [so] close to the building that the building has been evacuated,” said the station’s chief meterologist, Donnie Cox, standing alongside weatherman Shane Hinton, in a video posted to TwitterThursday night. “Just so you know that we are staying here to keep you up to date.”
In a second video, Cox, who was now by himself, announced that a sister station in Myrtle Beach would take over the weather coverage. Then he abruptly walked out of the frame mid-broadcast, leaving a radar loop of the hurricane playing in the background.