TERRIFYING TV footage shows the moment a bridge collapsed while a reporter stood a few feet away as Tropical Storm Eta unleashed torrential rain which has killed eight people in the US. Amber Roberts, of a local Fox affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, was showing viewers fast flowing water underneath a subsiding bridge when the roadway suddenly gave way. Amber had been kneeling down and pointing to a section of the two-lane car bridge to show the roadway buckling amid the torrential storm. She told viewers: “This bridge is literally sinking. Take a look at the ground, you can see it caving in.” But seconds later, the section of roadway suddenly collapsed and fell into the water as the reporter screamed in terror. Tweeting afterwards, Ms Roberts said: “I am SO #thankful me and my @FOX46News #photojournalist, @JonMonteFOX46 are okay. “I’m sending #prayers up to the people of #Alexander #County impacted by today’s #flooding.” Ex-hurricane Eta made landfall just north of Tampa Bay yesterday and raged north to the Carolinas. One person was electrocuted in Florida and another seven perished in North Carolina. The storm had been a powerful Category 4 hurricane that killed more than 200 people in Central… Read full this story
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