Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, posing a dangerous threat to millions in its path as it dumped historic levels of rain and killed at least 11.
However, one moment caught on live TV has gone viral and is giving people some much-needed comic relief.
Twitter users captured a Weather Channel reporter apparently struggling to stand upright — until the camera pans out a bit and captures two people casually strolling in the background.
“This is about as nasty as it’s been,” Weather Channel reporter Mike Seidel says as he appears to be losing his footing.
WATCH: Weather Channel Reporter Acts As If He Can Barely Stand During Hurricane Coverage as 2 Citizens Casually Walk By
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 14, 2018
In a statement, the Weather Channel defended Seidel’s coverage, saying that he was standing on wet grass and was “undoubtedly exhausted.”
“It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted,” the network said.
Why to reporters reporting on hurricanes have to stand out in the wind and rain? We know that there’s a lot of rain and high winds in a hurricane. Reporters reporting on a house fire don’t stand in the fire.
— Barry Rudd (@BarryRudd) September 14, 2018