Tim Ballisty via Twitter

I have one question:  When officials are issuing mandatory evacuations for residents in the path severe tropical storms like Florence and now Hurricane Michael, why the hell are TV news reporters allowed to remain in the area just to be pummeled by wind and rain during their live reports?

 

Seriously, some of these reporters can barely stand up!

In the video below posted by Twitter user Tim Ballisty, you'll see The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore step out of the way just fractions of a second before a 2x4 came flying his way.

C'mon, this is just ridiculous.

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