A victim of Hurricane Harvey flooding gave a CNN reporter a dressing down during a TV interview inside a flood shelter in Houston.
CNN reporter Rosa Flores put a microphone in front of a distraught mother, identified only as Danielle, who had just arrived at the shelter after being rescued. Danielle initially answered the reporter’s questions about her ordeal, but she was visibly upset and her voice was shaking as she held her young children close to her. She told Flores that she had been stranded for five days without food or electricity despite posting white flags for help. Eventually, the family walked through flooding to a gas station where help finally arrived, the mother explained.
But Danielle lost her patience with the reporter after Flores continued to press her.
“Y’all trying to interview people during their worst times. Like, that’s not the smartest thing to do,” Danielle said to the reporter.
“People are really breaking down and y’all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f–k 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’re still putting a microphone in my face!”
Flores apologized repeatedly before the news station cut away from the live interview. At least 30 people have died after Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall and unprecedented devastation to the Houston area.
Watch the full interview here:
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