Mother Nature is dangerous business. Weather reporters in Asia (and elsewhere) are often sent into the eye of a storm—if anything, just so they can show how severe the weather is. And a typhoons are pretty dang severe.

On August 8, typhoon Haikui hit Hepu County in China, sadly leaving two dead in its wake. This is the third typhoon in less than a week after two powerful typhoons ravaged the country, killing nearly two-dozen people and leaving nine missing.

Twenty minutes before Haikui touched down yesterday, a reporter and a crew were sent out to cover the storm. To keep the reporter from being blown away (which, supposedly, has happened), she was tied with some sort of rope. During the report, she had to crouch several times to keep her footing.

Yes, it's weather reporters' job to cover storms, but surely, there's a way to do that without putting them in unnecessary peril—or using rope.

Reporter tied a rope to make report before arrival of typhoon HaiKui [China Buzz]


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