The Weather Channel, which has been warning about the danger of Hurricane Laura, just gave a scary live demonstration.
Early Thursday, Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams had a frightening run-in with hurricane debris while covering the storm in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A clip of the near miss was posted on Twitter, which you can see below:
Abrams later assured viewers she was fine, saying, “Everyone is 100% OK here.”
The National Hurricane Center warned of an “unsurvivable” storm surge on Wednesday ahead of Laura making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. The hurricane delivered winds of 150 mph, powerful storm surges and devastating damage.
Abrams described the feeling of the rain as like being hit in the face with pebbles and was almost taken off her feet in another clip:
Meteorologist Jim Cantore can also be seen wearing heavy protective gear:
Still, disturbing clips were in steady supply: