As disaster unfolds in Houston, local media meet the challenge

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Brandi Smith, a reporter for CBS affiliate KHOU in Houston, stood on a highway overpass as floodwaters below engulfed a tractor-trailer.

Smith was live on air reporting on the flooding that continued to devastate the city. The immediate concern, however, was for the driver’s safety. Smith, recognizing the situation, flagged down a passing sheriff’s deputy, who was able to get help to the driver. She’s being credited with saving the man’s life.

It’s a scene playing out across the city of Houston as flood waters devastate the area. Local journalists have braved dangerous conditions and fought off exhaustion to provide information to city residents—and jumped into action when needed. Read more…

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