According to a report by SFGate, on Friday, the Weather Channel has released a statement in defense of a reporter accused of faking the strength of Hurricane Florence’s winds in a clip that went viral on social media. Weather Channel reporter Mike Seidel could be seen bracing of what would appear to strong winds, however two men can be seen casually walking behind him. The clip reportedly went viral on Twitter, with tweets accusing Seidel of exaggerating for dramatic effect.