Mother Nature sent a clear message to this meteorologist: Get the fuck out of the way.
The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, who’s known for venturing through the most perilous natural disasters, was nearly knocked out by a 2×4.
Cantore was recording a live report from Panama City Beach, Florida, when Hurricane Michael had just started to make landfall. While fighting heavy winds and torrential rain, an airborne plank flew past him. Cantore was able to duck out of the way, narrowly avoiding getting impaled on camera.
His brush with death didn’t seem to faze the meteorologist. After jumping out of the way, he swapped out his hat to a batting helmet, and then immediate ran back out to continue his report.
His helmet has a fan page now, too.
Only injured if it hit him anywhere other than his head. I got that covered!
— Jim Cantore’s Helmet (@Cantores_Helmet) October 10, 2018
As the storm makes landfall in Florida — it intensified to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday morning — you can be sure that Jim Cantore and his batting helmet will be there.