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How to Pack Your Bag When You're Walking into a Hurricane

The prudent thing to do when a hurricane's a-comin' is to run far and fast in the opposite direction. But for reporters, storm chasers, and idiots who decide to do just the opposite, the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore breaks down what you need to exist in a hurricane.

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The long and short of it? Shoes. Keeping your feet dry is apparently priority number 1 (aside from not being sucked hundreds of feet into the air to a horrible death). And you need a wetsuit, since you can get hypothermia in 80-degree weather if you're constantly soaked and being beaten down by angry winds. Or you could just run away like a normal person. [Mediabistro]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I always liked Jim Cantore. He always brings a small element of humor to serious situations such as big time weather events (of course only when appropriate).

Kind of off topic but another TV personality I have a lot of respect for Richard Engel (NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent). He knows various languages fluently (including Arabic) and gets right in the middle of all the action all the time. Just such an interest life and certainly gutsy.