PANAMA CITY, FLA. (WVLT) - WVLT's sister station in Panama City, WJHG, remains off the air because of damage to their studio. They are providing updates from social media.
Their anchors toured the damage on Thursday. During their Facebook Live video, they had emotional moment observing the damage.
Tyler Allender, WECP meteorologist and reporter, described the damage. "Here's the thing guys, we've been kind of quarantined from and really cut off from any information, so you're getting a raw look with us. If you're out of town, you've seen more images and video than we have."
"This is our home. This is where we live. I's just hard, it's just hard," Jessica Foster, a WJHG anchor, said.
"So we're real, two people. We're real. We're not robots. Just wearing our hearts on our sleeve. Sensory overload," said Allender said.
On commenter posted on the live video, "Y’all - thank you for the real perspective. We are all heartbroken seeing the place we live so devastated."
"We're trained to stay calm and to be strong and tell the stories. But in this moment, it's just too hard to do that," said Foster as she choked back tears.