Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel has certainly seen his share of devastating floods. Now, he’s set to experience yet another one as he heads to Colorado to report live on the historic floods and their aftermath. On Sept. 16, Public Relations Manager Melissa Medori confirmed in an email that was sent to The Weather Channel Examiner, “Jim JUST got notified that he’s being sent to Colorado to cover flood news/aftermath today and will be there all week.”
Mike Seidel has been reporting live for The Weather Channel all weekend. Starting on Tuesday, Jim Cantore will join him in Colorado to report on the historic and devastating floods and their aftermath. On Sept. 16, Cantore posted on Twitter, “Largest aerial search since Katrina underway in CO. 1200 still missing.” On Sunday, he stated, “Rain, heavy at times continues to plague the mile high and front range.” On Sept. 14, The Weather Channel posted on its website, “A collection of ingredients came together to produce a destructive, deadly flash flood event in northern Colorado, including Boulder and parts of the Denver metro areas.” The experts explained the history behind the floods and the factors that came into play.
In 2011, Jim Cantore was reporting on Hurricane Irene from New York City when he learned of severe flooding in his hometown in Vermont via Twitter. Cantore was heartbroken to discover the news and see the pictures on social media sites. He tweeted at the time, “This is definitely tough on my heart. Vermont is dealing with a catastrophe. I’m taking this personally because I grew up in Vermont. The full scope of Irene has really been realized.” Cantore was eventually re-stationed to Vermont to report on the aftermath of the floods.
Jim Cantore’s passion for field reporting during extreme weather events is well known among TWC viewers. Whether it's thunder snow, an ice storm, tornado chasing or a category 5 hurricane, there is no place this seasoned and experienced meteorologist would rather be than right in the eye of the storm.
He is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Jim holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval.
Note from the Editor: I was scheduled to interview Jim Cantore on Wednesday, Sept. 18. However, due to the Colorado floods, our interview has been postponed so that Jim can cover the aftermath. I look forward to meeting the seasoned meteorologist in the near future and publishing our interview on Examiner.com.
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