Whenever The Weather Channel reporter Jim Cantore arrives in your town, seek shelter. The death-defying meteorologist made landfall in Florida on Wednesday where he immediately got to work battling the massive winds from Hurricane Ian. Never content to report from the sidelines, Cantore stood in the middle of the street as Ian pummeled Tampa with heavy rains and winds up to 155 mph. There was so much debris that Cantore got hit with a tree, one of several, that came flying down the street.
Jim Cantore got hit by a flying tree branch during hurricane report pic.twitter.com/ybONC3VR51
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 28, 2022
After taking a hit from the wayward tree, Cantore began slowly making his way to the sidewalk as his colleagues urged him to come in. Naturally, Cantore repeatedly said he was fine even as he struggled to remain upright while holding onto a street sign that was already bending in the wind. (There was already a sign on the ground next to him, making his situation look even more tenuous.) Fortunately, Cantore eventually made it to safety, but it was only a matter of time until he was back out there in the punishing winds.
As Hurricane Ian continues to move across the state, leaving a path of destruction in its wake, it will be interesting to see how many times Cantore will stare death in the face while Floridans wisely shelter in place.
You can see more people marveling at Cantore’s love for standing in hurricanes below:
i dunno man maybe get the hell out of there pic.twitter.com/m65cgRofIo
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 28, 2022
— BroadStBoss (@BroadStBoss) September 28, 2022
IDK what Jim Cantore is getting paid, but it’s not enough. pic.twitter.com/vtWv5oyb4i
— Samantha Marks (@SamanthaSMarks) September 28, 2022
imagine being friends w/ Jim Cantore irl and being like “hey Jim, wanna come over for a cookout this weekend?” and he’s like “nah I can’t, I got this thing…”
The thing: https://t.co/s19GVvAJoS
— brandon wenerd (@brandonwenerd) September 28, 2022
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) September 28, 2022
(Via Gifdsports on Twitter)