Jim Cantore rescues reporter from Hurricane Michael’s powerful winds

New viral video shows Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore rescued an NBC News reporter who was nearly knocked off his feet due to the powerful winds from Hurricane Michael.

NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders was in Panama City, Florida, as the storm made landfall nearby on Wednesday. The hurricane was a powerful Category 4 storm at the time, whipping the coast with 155 mph winds.

At one point, the wind made Sanders lose his balance and video of that moment shows Jim Cantore walk over and guide Sanders over to a pillar before the NBC reporter ran inside for safety.

“My long time friend @JimCantore just rescued me as #hurricanemicheal was too strong for my balance during a live report. I’m inside and safe. Thanks Jim & @weatherchannel,” Sanders said in a tweet.

Sanders later posted photos of himself and Cantore with a battered batter’s helmet, saying it prevented a concussion. He also added he was blown into a concrete pillar and thanked the Weather Channel veteran once again.

“Thank you my friend. You’ve taught me again, back-up support always needed,” he tweeted.

Though Cantore has years of experience and knowledge of what to do in dangerous conditions, he too still is vulnerable to danger every time he places himself in such situations.

Twitter user David Magee posted a video of Cantore showing him nearly getting hit by debris.