Weatherman Trolled And Mocked As He Covered Hurricane Ida

Jim Cantore

He is the bat signal for Category 4 storms and instead of rescuing people, he simply puts himself (and his crew) in harm’s way. Jim Cantore headed down to New Orleans over the weekend to report on Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana, with the city part of its path. It’s terrifying stuff, as Al Roker can tell you. But Cantore didn’t get hit by waves. But he did get mocked and trolled.

The Weather Channel vet was in New Orleans on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which he covered. Since then he’s become a target of social media memes and jokes. They say that wherever Jim Cantore goes, pain follows. But though Ida is no fun and games, people found a number of his antics worth a chuckle.

While Roker got hit and pounded by waves, Cantore seemed to have no such bad luck. There were the videos of him, all suited up, looking like he was about to be blown over…while people walked around comfortably in front or behind the camera.

And then this fellow:

Cantore’s outfit was so hardcore it included a baseball helmet. People felt that was a bit much.

And then all goes down:

Cantore’s reputation is such that, two days before Ida made it landfall, the city was begging him not to visit, lest he brings the chaos with him.

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