Weather Channel

Weather Channel

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Atlanta United States

The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel, owned by a consortium made up of The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and NBCUniversal. Its headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia. Wikipedia

Weather Channel

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Atlanta United States

The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel, owned by a consortium made up of The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and NBCUniversal. Its headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia. Wikipedia

Aug 31, 4:41 PM

Native Houstonian Kai Coggin sent a touching poem to Mike Bettes that we'd like to share with everyone impacted by Harvey, either directly or indirectly: hoUSton In the middle of Houston, there is US. My city became an ocean overnight, floodwaters drowned thousands of homes, swallowed whole neighborhoods with one rising gulp, brackish brown bayous and rain, so much rain, a trillion gallons pouring from the broken open sky, this is what unfathomable looks like, 6.5 million people wondering if they can float, people swept out of their lives in the currents of swirling water, where do you go when your whole world sinks to the bottom of a hurricanes slow dance of doom? In the middle of Houston, there is US. I watched for days from too far away to do anything but pray as the water rose over the places of my youth, I put a golden dome of light around my mothers home, texted her through tornadoes overhead as she hid in the closet, visualized her safe and dry, safe and dry, safe and dry, and she is... but how do I not cry for the 32,000 Houstonians sleeping in shelters tonight? In the middle of Houston, there is US. This indiscriminate life breaker of a storm ravaged the poor, the rich, the middle class with no thought of separation, hispanics, asians, whites, and blacks, christians, muslims, republicans, democrats, these false lines we use to divide ourselves break down until all we can see is human. How can I help another human being survive? Where can I take my boat, my canoe, my kayak and float to a family with water rising to their necks, arms flailing from water level rooftops, street rivers, trapped cars, and the mental emotional scars that have not yet come our from under the rubble of this unprecedented disaster. In the middle of Houston, there is US. A friend of mine lost 99% of her possessions in a house she moved into two days before the storm. She posts her gratitude on facebook for the man she loves saving her and her three dogs. Another friends little boy is always a little chatterbox, she worries because he is so quiet since they were evacuated, his eyes looking at the passing water. Another friend walks five miles with her little girl in a floaty, hitchhikes on the back of a truck, jumps on a boat to get to a shelter accepting survivors, she praises dry socks. Another friend, former student, is now a police officer, teenage boy turned gladiator diving into harm to truly protect and serve. Another friend and another friend and another friend millions of stories because Houston is a city of stories, Houstonians helping Houstonians now more than ever before, a Navy of Neighbors knocking on every flooded door, finding their own humanity on the other side. In the middle of Houston, there is US. There is a reflection of all of US in this tragedy, it unfolds on this national scale in the fourth largest city in the country to remind us that we are stronger in our togetherness, we are better when we care for our neighbors, we are greater when we open up our hearts instead of build walls, when we are stripped down of everything but the rain-soaked shirts on our backs drowning in overtaking oceans, we reach out our hands from under the water just wishing someone anyone another human being would grab hold and say Ive got you. Youre safe now. Youre going to be alright. Our hands are out to you Houston. In the middle of Houston, there is US. *** Kai Coggin, 2017 #HurricaneHarvey #HoustonHarvey

Aug 30, 8:31 PM

Aug 30, 8:31 PM

Aug 30, 1:30 PM

The Weather Channel team has been braving the elements of #Harvey, despite how uncomfortable it has been at times, bringing live coverage and keeping the public informed. They have gone above and beyond day after day! Trish Landers Ragsdale captured this amazing photo of Mike Bettes and Matt Saffer, who braved 50 mph wind gusts to get a live shot.