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August 25, 2017

The Weather Channel Plans Continuous, Live Coverage of Hurricane Harvey

Network Deploys 10 Meteorologists and Reporters Across Texas and Louisiana for “Live Coverage: Tracking Hurricane Harvey”

What: In anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, The Weather Channel has 10 crews spread across Texas and Louisiana to cover the first major hurricane to make landfall in 12 years. Residents of the warned areas in Texas are advised to prepare for Hurricane Harvey before potentially life threatening inland floods, storm surge and wind begin on Friday. If your area is under evacuation you are advised to comply promptly, as this is the only way to 100% prevent flooding deaths. According to Hurricane Specialist, Dr. Rick Knabb, the majority of flood related deaths are caused by individuals evacuating too late and becoming trapped in their vehicle.
 
Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, declared a State of Disaster for 30 counties in Texas. Texas Division of Emergency Management's State Operations Center is at readiness level and prepared for the event.
 
In the studio, the network’s tropical experts and experienced meteorologists will utilize state-of-the-art augmented reality presentations to deliver and communicate the forecast to viewers. These products use actual data transmitted from NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to clearly show people in the path of this storm the real dangers this hurricane presents.
 
When: Hurricane Harvey will make landfall in Texas Friday evening and will be a long term event. The Weather Channel began live coverage today, Friday, August 25, at 5 a.m. ET and plans to continue live coverage until further notice.
 
Who/ Where: Live coverage from the field will include:
  • Jim Cantore - Corpus Christi area, TX
  • Jen Carfagno - Houston, TX
  • Mike Seidel - Port Lavaca / Victoria area, TX
  • Maria LaRosa - San Antonio, TX
  • Paul Goodloe - Corpus Christi, TX
  • Mike Bettes - Victoria area, TX
  • Chris Bruin - San Antonio, TX
  • Alex Wilson - Austin, TX
  • Reynolds Wolf - Victoria, TX
  • Ron Blome - New Orleans, LA
*Locations subject to change
 
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