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If rock star weatherman Jim Cantore comes to Florida for Irma, we know it's serious

Jim Cantore, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, reports on Hurricane Irene from Battery Park in 2011 in New York City.  [Jonathan Saruk | Weather Channel via Getty Images]
Jim Cantore, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, reports on Hurricane Irene from Battery Park in 2011 in New York City. [Jonathan Saruk | Weather Channel via Getty Images]
Published Sep. 6, 2017

MIAMI — He's the man.

Jim Cantore.

Come hell or high water, whenever natural disaster strikes, the meteorologist is usually on the scene.

Name a major hurricane and the Weather Channel personality has likely been there. reports he has covered major weather events over the last 25 years, including hurricanes Katrina, Irene and Superstorm Sandy, and most recently, Harvey.

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When others flee, Cantore heads toward the eye of the storm. And he even helps.

During Harvey in Houston, the divorced father and his crew helped victims, including a man whose legs were in casts get to higher ground.

"I learned this 12 years ago to the date with Katrina's landfall," Cantore told the Washington Post. "When people are in trouble, you just do what you can to help. I could give a crap about TV at that point."

So, will he be on site in Miami when Hurricane Irma hits?

We checked his social media for clues.

On Wednesday morning, when one Twitter user tweeted at Cantore about the fires in the Pacific Northwest, the Weather Channel personality said, "Its [sic] awful and hard not to cover it. Agreed."

When another Twitter user Tuesday asked if he was coming to Florida, Cantore replied early Wednesday morning that he was in Atlanta "for the moment."

"He'll be starting live field coverage from a TBD location on Friday," Bailey Rogers, spokeswoman for Weather Channel, told the Miami Herald.


We will keep watching what he posts and where he is.

Safe to say he's busy.

Contact Madeleine Marr at


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