The Weather Channel Uses Augmented Reality To Report Hurricane Florence

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The Weather Channel has changed the game with hurricane coverage. Instead of sending reporters out in the storm, TWC has used augmented reality to show viewers what its like to really be inside of flooding. They partnered with a video game development company to create the graphics. 

The graphic surrounds the reporter so you can accurately see how tall flood waters can be and the effects of it with cars and buildings. Meteorologist Erika Navarro demonstrated what it would be like as a person to be stuck in a 9-foot storm surge. 

Twitter user @ryanvoegel isn't wrong about her resembling Moses. 

Do you think more news outlets should use technology like this instead of sending reporters into the middle of dangerous storms? Does seeing coverage like this make you realize the dangers of a hurricane more? 

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