An exhausted mother-of-2 who survived the worst tropical storm in modern history put a CNN reporter in check after the reporter attempted to exploit her family for TV ratings.
The soaking wet evacuee named “Danielle” had just arrived at a temporary shelter with her 2 children when CNN reporter Rosa Flores shoved a microphone in her face and asked her to “share with us how you were rescued.”
The wild-eyed mom explained how she and her children went without food for 36 hours waiting to be rescued from their flooded home but “nobody came.” She said she and the children waded through chest high water to a nearby gas station where they were picked up by a friend and transported to the shelter.
As Flores pestered her with more questions, Danielle snapped:
“We walked through four feet of water to get them food on the first day,” she said. “Yeah, that’s a lot of sh-t. But you all are sitting here trying to interview people through their worst time. Like that’s not the smartest thing to do.”
“Like people are really breaking down, and you are all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f-ck is wrong with us. And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face with me shivering cold, with my kids wet and you are still putting a microphone in my face!”
The shocked reporter backed off, muttering “Sorry. Sorry.”
Up to 30 people are confirmed dead after Hurricane Harvey swept through Southeast Texas dumping 50 inches of rain and packing 120 mph winds.
230 shelters are open across Texas.
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