With Hurricane Irma having officially hit parts of Florida, people all over the state have either evacuated or hunkered down in preparation for what's to come.
That said, while most do their best to stay as far away from Irma as possible, networks have sent reporters into the eye of the storm so they can give viewers firsthand updates.
And as a result, they're finding themselves in some pretty dangerous situations, as you can see below:
— Tennessee (@10_gop) September 10, 2017
Just take a look at this reporter who is telling people not to go outside, while he's outside:
— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) September 10, 2017
Or journalist Miguel Almaguer, who literally harnessed himself to a building so he could report the news without blowing away:
Miguel Almaguer has literally harnessed himself to the building. This storm is no joke. pic.twitter.com/CA2XbWtZ5Z
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) September 10, 2017
While Almaguer's contraption was pretty ingenious, many argued there must be a safer way to report the news:
Why tho? Just why do reporters have to do live shots outside in a hurricane?!?
— Robert Rikard (@rgrikard) September 10, 2017
I really feel like we could leave the cameras outside and do commentary from inside the buildings. We have technology.
— Jake Zylman (@uglygiraffe) September 10, 2017
Others began highly criticizing the networks for putting their staffs in harm's way as if reporters are immortal to these storms:
Perhaps he shouldn't be out there. The networks circus show is putting ppl in danger for no reason. Get your reporters out of harm's way.
— isabelle kirshner (@ikirshner) September 10, 2017
Come on @nbc is risking lives of reporters worth it for ratings?
— Keira Rosenthal (@keirajeanine) September 10, 2017
Honestly I'd be happier watching footage filmed through a window rather than risking someones life
— Tracey ✌🏼Smith (@3kds2dgSmith) September 10, 2017
Dude, get out of there.
— Call me Grace (@StephSaysWhat) September 10, 2017
I'm starting to watch the coverage through my hands over my eyes. The reporters in the wind are making me nervous.
— leigh anne✨ (@lamoonfacedgirl) September 10, 2017
Reporter or not, everyone needs to do their best to stay as safe as possible during the storm.
The Independent Journal Review will keep you updated on Irma.