Crazy weather reporters are perhaps a trope for a reason - it's because there seem to be a ton of them out there.
I guess there's no substitute for seeing how crazy a storm is than by seeing the effect it has on a single person with a microphone doing their best to not be toppled over by it.
But there are some reporters who are in it for the long haul. For example, there are some reporters who plan on hunkering down in the storm and not allowing anything from stopping them from doing their jobs.
Like this journalist who harnessed himself to a building in order to brave the storm.
To say people were impressed with Almaguer's fortitude is an understatement.
It also started a whole conversation on just why reporters throw themselves in the middle of storms in the first place.
I really feel like we could leave the cameras outside and do commentary from inside the buildings. We have technology.— Jake Zylman (@uglygiraffe) September 10, 2017
Why tho? Just why do reporters have to do live shots outside in a hurricane?!?— Robert Rikard (@rgrikard) September 10, 2017
Now what fun would that be?— Michelle Verkest (@Flip_flop_mom) September 11, 2017
Verkest has got a point.
The death toll for Hurricane Harvey currently stands at seventy, while Hurricane Irma is predicted to cause massive devastation in Florida. Irma has already slammed the Caribbean, reducing some areas to rubble.
Hurricane Harvey moved into Texas as a Category 4 hurricane over the weekend, and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. Despite being downgraded, Harvey is still the strongest storm to hit the United States since Charley in August 2004 and the most powerful to hit Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961.
The National Weather Service predicted that as much as 50 inches of rain has fallen in some areas, and at least five deaths have been reported. Perhaps the hardest hit area has been Houston, the most populous city in the state, with millions being affected by flash flooding.
Joel Osteen, head of the Lakewood mega-church in Houston, Texas, also became the focus of the Internet's anger over the past several days. When Hurricane Harvey hit the coast, flooding huge swaths of land and leaving thousands without shelter, Osteen refused to open the doors of his 17,000-seat building.
Osteen then began claiming the church was inaccessible due to flooding, despite pictures people quickly shared on Twitter showing the premises almost completely unharmed. In response to the intense public outcry, Osteen finally bowed to pressure and opened Lakewood to those in need.