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TV channel defends reporter accused of faking extreme wind conditions during hurricane coverage

NEW YORK: A video of a US weather reporter channel made rounds on the social media, showing him apparently exaggerating the force of Hurricane Florence, but the same live coverage showed it was not actually the case. In a hilarious viral video, Weather Channel meteorologist and reporter Mike Seide is seen holding on to his dear life in the midst of crazy wind speed. The video had been viewed more than 3.6 million times and had received almost 60,000 retweets as of Friday evening. It also led many people to mock the…

Hurricane gathers force as it heads toward Hawaii and volcano

Hurricane Hector gained strength as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector grew to a Category 4 hurricane late Saturday with sustained winds of 130 mph as it moved westward at 12 mph Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm was about 1,390 miles southeast of the Hawaiian islands, and it was uncertain if it would hit or just brush by the southern edge of the Big Island by Wednesday, said a…