What it’s like to report on catastrophic Hurricane Harvey: Part 6 Video

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personal. For a fellow broadcaster, hurricane Harvey is the story of their lives. It’s right at knee level now. Oh, man. Oh, so sorry. Oh gosh. Reporter: What happens when you are living the story you’re covering? I believe Joe is stuck on the second floor of his home? Reporter: The producer, a victim and a reporter all at once, firing up his camera to broadcast images of his own home underwater. Ugh, I just, ugh. Oh, there, the — yeah. Reporter: Getting emotional on that video, long-time KTRK anchor Tom Koch. The catch in his voice reported for 30 years. The water came up to here on the stairs. Reporter: His house also damaged by the storm. I just imagine the worst. But I was on the air trying to remain calm and I kept texting back at home. And my wife said just do your job. It is 4:00 A.M. It’s the middle of the night. Here we are at 1:00 in the morning. Reporter: The abc-owned station has provided 24/7 coverage for nearly five days straight since hurricane Harvey first hit. Their work has not only been informative but life-saving. Look, they’re flashing the light, I think they probably want us to maybe get one of those people who’s up there. We could take you guys if you need! Reporter: Reporters rescuing people stranded on rooftops. We’re going to try and get them and then take them off. Reporter: Stuck inside flooded homes. He has five, six, seven people. We’ll come back. We’ll come back, okay! Reporter: Their heroic actions recognized even by the most vulnerable. You’re the rescue team! This is the rescue team! Reporter: Their live images assisting boats and rescue workers get to those in need. I was just on the phone with chief cook who is asking us to put up this shot so that they could track where these people are. We’re just going to watch. She is hugging Jeff. I know. My goodness. The entire station came together. I think it’s made us stronger. Reporter: And after Joe shared sdef station of his home with his colleagues on air, a stranger came to help. People I don’t even know offered to come over and get us. Houston is unbelievable. We have seen that every single day. All of us are looking for ways to help the victims of hurricane Harvey, so tomorrow, our parent company, Disney, is holding a day of giving, a tell fethon that begins on “Gma,” and through the day on “Nightline,” “World news tonight,” and on our spoeshl platforms. You can support them by phone, text…

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