Weather Channel SUV Almost Floats Away in Irma Floods

By NTD Television
NTD Television
NTD Television
September 11, 2017 Updated: September 11, 2017

An SUV from the Weather Channel was caught on camera trying to drive through what looks like waist-deep water in  Miami.

An WSVN 7News reporter was shooting the scene when the Suburban came down the street and into a particularly deep part of the street that had been inundated by Hurricane Irma.

The reporter said they had seen another vehicle get through there, but that there were some deep parts where the vehicle could easily get stuck.

“I guess they know what they’re doing. They’re the Weather Channel,” he said as he watched them drive by.

The Weather Channel, a subsidiary of the Weather Company, is a private forecaster based in the United States.

The reporter tried to flag the driver down to warn him or her, but said the driver was on a cellphone and didn’t see him.

“To see the Weather Channel doing this kind of stuff is kind of surprising,” said the anchor back at the station.

The wind is so strong, the ripple from it on the water is clearly visible in the video. The reporter said he wouldn’t go out into the middle of the street because the current was so strong.

In addition to the wind and water, he said that debris from construction sites had been falling along the street, and that the tall buildings make it worse because they act like a funnel for the wind.

“This is not an area you want to be exploring now,” the reporter said.