Weather Channel reporter Stephanie Abrams had a close call live on the air Thursday morning when she was almost hit by debris as she reported on Hurricane Laura, as staff could be heard freaking out off-camera.
The near-accident was preceded by some rather on-the-nose foreshadowing.
Shortly after 2 a.m., Abrams and fellow reporter Jim Cantore were delivering dueling live reports from Lake Charles, Louisiana when Abrams decided to move from safety to get a better shot.
She first noted that she was trying to stand where she could be protected, saying that “at the weather channel, it is safety first. It’s always been like that. Standing out there right now, it’s just not safe.”
But then she told her videographer that “I’m