Houston station takes over for flooded Beaumont ‘sister’
- KHOU, which itself lost its home due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, is handling its little sister station’s programming and coverage.
- The two cities are about two hours apart.
- KBMT was forced to evacuate the station and multiple videos posted online by station personnel show at least several inches of the water in many parts of the facility.
- During its flooding, KHOU briefly moved broadcasting to a higher area of the building before relocating to the local PBS station’s building for about two years.
- KHOU ultimately made the decision to move to a new facility, which opened in early 2019.
- There’s no immediate word what KBMT’s plans are or how extensive the damage is — though obviously TV stations are particularly vulnerable to flooding given the amount of expensive electronic gear they contain.
- The station will likely also have to deal with water damage and the corresponding problems that brings such as mold.
— Ben Parsons (@BenParsons7) September 19, 2019