It is, perhaps fortunately, a fake. Holly Ellenbogan is a
character in a TV show.
That said, TV reporters do have a fondness for doing stupid
things when a hurricane is going on. I recall the team for
the West Palm NBC station - they were sheltering on the (more
or less) safe lee side of a building, and the reporter says
"we're going to go around and see how things are on the other
side", and as they're going around the corner a large sheet
of metal (collapsed utility shed, maybe) goes flying by "uh,
I think we'll stay on this side".
One of the things that the TV news does around here in their hurricane
reports is place the person in front of the sea oats, and using it to
show how fast the wind is blowing.
(For those inland sea oats will move if you breath on it)
A reporter seen on local news.....
You can tell how much it has rained by the droplets of water on the hood
of this car!!!
Going through that reporters mind.
Did I just say that?
I'm an idiot and I hope anyone watching me is a bigger one.
LOL. Altho I had the reverse situation some years back...it
had flooded and there was about 20" of water in the road, so
for fun I rowed my boat out into the road and back, and a TV
reporter wanted to get a sound bite. So he's on someone's
lawn in about 6" of water, and I'm about 4 feet away...but
unbeknownst to him, there was a seawall in between, and the
water was about 8' deep where I was.
Fortunately we stopped him before he walked over with his mic.
When I was in college, we owned a mobile home (cheap living). The
park was in a corner between an interstate highway and a road with an
overpass over the interstate. The culvert tile under the bridge was
broken so every time we had any substantial rain the park would flood.
One night a neighbor and I had a few too many tequilas and took our
canoe out (singing row-row-row-your-boat, of course) for a trip
around the park. We met a row boat coming the other way, between a
couple of the trailers. Pictures got posted to the local papers and
the management of the trailer park weren't pleased.
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