See this N.C. station end its broadcast as building floods
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
WCTI, the ABC affiliate in New Bern, North Carolina, had to stop broadcasting from its building due to flooding that left the studio and other parts of the building damaged.
- Meteorologist Donnie Cox was part of a skeleton crew remaining in the station covering Hurricane Florence and the flooding.
- However, it soon became necessary for everyone to leave the building when the studio started to flood.
- Cox announced on air that they would be evacuating the building completely.
- The station turned over operations to its sister station WPDE in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to continue to provide viewers with coverage.
- Before the signal was switched over to WPDE, the radar map remained on screen, though audio was mostly silent, except for a few muffled noises.
- The station also mentioned that viewers could access the latest information on its social media accounts and website.
- Both stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcasting.
#HurricaneFlorence forced our team out of the studio last night. A close look at some of the flooding we experienced before evacuation. Full story: https://t.co/qWfZAaueIE pic.twitter.com/2fh8e6Fv6t
— NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) September 14, 2018
Eerie video as WCTI's meteorologists finally evacuate due to rising waters mid-broadcast, leaving just the radar of Florence's rain bands looping on repeat pic.twitter.com/9vxFqB8ZXl
— Brian L Kahn (@blkahn) September 14, 2018
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