UNITED STATES – During the hurricane Florence coverage, Weather Channel reporter Mike Seidel was shooting a live segment in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Friday as winds blew around him. In the viral video, Seidel appears to brace his feet deeper into the grass so that he won’t go with the wind. But as he does so, two men stroll not to far behind him and make it look as if the weather isn’t that bad.
During this LIVE coverage news of the hurricane Florence, Mike Seidel did a brilliant acting job by adding more drama to the scene.
Speaking as he fought to stay in shot, he whined: “This is about as nasty as it’s been”. Reporting the hurricane Florence’s strong winds experience on LIVE TV.
But viewers spotted two people walking down a road behind him – seemingly unaffected by the wind and walking down calmly in this footage.
The bizarre video racked up a million Facebook views in a matter of hours.
The Weather Channel released a statement after the video went viral, claiming that ‘exhaustion’ and difference in surface contributed to the distinction. ‘It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m.
But there ’s another clip of the same segment showing those same two people walking on grass.