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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.

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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