In the middle of a segment about how extreme, record-breaking heat across Texas could cause power outages in the Houston area, a TV weatherman finds himself in the middle of the story.
KTRK’S Travis Herzog was explaining how heat over large population centers, like those in and around Houston, can cause power outages. Moments later, the station’s lights went out as the station itself lost power due to the heat.
“I was informed by one of our engineers that we went off the grid shortly after 3 p.m.,” Herzog said in a post on Twitter. “The studio lights aren’t powered by a dedicated backup power source, so they went out when we switched on the generator power.”
Despite the power outage, Herzog continued to report, informing local viewers of the intense heat. About two hours later, power was restored to the station amid Herzog’s forecast, causing the lights to go out as the station switched from generator power to back on the grid.
“I learned last time that I’m still on live TV, so here’s the forecast,” Herzog joked on live. “Let there be light.”