Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams was almost hit with debris while covering Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Aug. 26 (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
Abrams assured viewers she was fine by saying, “Everyone is 100% OK here,” but continued reporting from the danger zone.
LIVE in Lake Charles, LA, @StephanieAbrams highlights the severity of going through not only the first eye wall, but the second as well.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 27, 2020
The worst of #Laura is yet to come, and we’ll be with you through it all. pic.twitter.com/BbYKbczD8o
Despite knowingly placing their reporter in danger, the Weather Channel claimed “safety is always our top priority.”
Thank you to everyone concerned with the wellbeing of our crews. Their safety is ALWAYS our top priority! They are strategically positioned right outside of a reliable shelter that they can move into when conditions are no longer sustainable for their live TV coverage.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 27, 2020
(Source: The Weather Channel via Twitter)