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Watch: Chinese broadcaster covers typhoon Haikui tied to rope

Covering a landfalling hurricane or typhoon can be hazardous. One Chinese TV station decided it wasn’t taking any chances. Lest its reporter be swept away, it fastened her to a rope as she covered the landfall of typhoon Haikui live in Ningbo last week.

I’ve never seen this before. The real question: would Jim Cantore stand for it?

Hat tip to Twitter follower: @andresdavid

Related: Tropical storm Kai-tak (Helen) may strike Hong Kong as typhoon

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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