Monday, April 18, 2016

VIDEO: Houston TV high water rescue and KPRC 2 off the air 4-18-2016

Houston media on high alert after historic flooding

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I actually slept through most of the rain and flooding event overnight, but as soon as I woke up at 7am, there was a lot going on in what the Regional Joint Information Center is calling historic rainfall for the Houston and Harris County area. In fact meteorologist Travis Herzog said on Facebook, "This dwarfs the Memorial Day Flood."

When I flipped on the TV, I saw KTRK abc13 reporter Steve Campion performing a high water rescue near The Heights on Studemont.


Then I realized that KPRC 2 took a power hit and apparently had water coming into the station. That forced the channel off the air. That means you can't watch it over the air with an antenna, on cable or satellite. The station took to Facebook Live to broadcast information.



UPDATE
KPRC 2 back on air after power outage; explains what happened
KPRC 2 started broadcasting at its studio in a limited basis around noon. It broadcasted from its transmitter site around 10:30am. This after attempting to get on before going off the air again.
Looks like KPRC 2 is about to come back on air right before 9am. Reporter Phil Archer tweeted, "Staying on air using a live truck backed up to the studio.":





Meanwhile back at KTRK abc13, the station was apparently tricked by a hoax:


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11 comments:

  1. Why are people acting like he swam out to the car to save him? The guy was having a hard time getting out of the car and he wasn't swimming out there to help him. He waited until he almost got to shore, because he wanted to interview him and he knew it would make it National, which is the goal of most of the egotistical radio and TV people. I don't get why people don't see, or understand this?

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    1. I think everyone understands that. It worked too. His name is all over the country. Will probably get a better TV job out of this too.

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    2. I've read a lot of comments on other sites and they don't see too..LOL!! Yes, he can go to Syria and call everyone " dude." " Hey, dude. Why are you running away from the dudes running after you, dude?" It was horrible how he was asking him questions. The guy was in shock and even though he is a " reporter" and I use that term loosely, you just don't do that, if " helping" someone is coming from your heart. You know what I mean?

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    3. I watched it over again and he kind of did go half-way out and gave him a hand. He was still trying to interview him though. I wanted to apologize for that part.

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  2. That driver would have drowned if that news crew wasn't there. He clearly was in shock and would have likely gone down with the car

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    1. Agree. That driver was as out of his element and clueless as the entire KPRC morning gang.

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    2. Owen, I wonder what you would say about this if instead of a channel 13 reporter it was a channel 2 one?

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    3. As long as it wasn't the drama queen Bill Spencer doing it, I'd say the same thing. Bill's hyperbolic ways have put me off on his "reporting".
      Speaking of Bill, yesterday he tried to ask a man about the flooding but Pedro didn't hablo any Engles. A boy by him said "I can speak English" and Bill brushed him off with a "you can? good for you." reply as if the child's experience wasn't worthy, and he went seeking another shock-ratings-candidate to interview.
      Bill sucks.

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  3. Reyna...pretending she can read and look serious, in that photo. Hilarious.

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  4. It's a good thing for the driver that Steve did not have to decide whether to let go of the microphone or the driver. I'm afraid that the driver would have been out of luck.

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  5. Why would Donchey take a photo of a studio, shrouded in darkness and incompetence during a major crisis, and post & parade it on social media so all could see how amateur the KPRC station is?

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