The Weather Channel is defending one of their weathermen who’s gone viral for dramatically bracing for Hurricane Florence... while 2 guys casually walk behind him.
The video of Mike Seidel was posted to Twitter and has been viewed more than 27 million times.
— Tony scar. (@gourdnibler) September 14, 2018
The viral video even sparked a bite-size parody...
— Sam & Hannah (Sannah) (@sam_hannah_g) September 16, 2018
The original tweet has received over 80,000 engagements leading The Weather Channel to respond, "It's important to note that the 2 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 AM ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted."