‘He loves this job’: Weather ‘legend’ struck by tree branch on live TV covering Hurricane Ian

If there is one thing Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore loves, it’s being in the middle of the action.

Unfortunately, that kind of thing doesn’t come without risks.

During his coverage of Hurricane Ian from an intersection in Punta Gorda, Florida, Cantore was hit by a tree branch while struggling to remain upright during the 100 MPH winds. The Category 4 storm did its worst, but Cantore emerged victorious.


The video has split social media. One faction believes that Cantore should have sought shelter much sooner, while the other believes that he is just doing what he loves and understands the risks better than anyone else.


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