Meteorologist Called His Kids While on the Air When He Realized a Tornado Was Headed For Their Home
by Matthew Gilligan
A meteorologist in the Washington, D.C. area named Doug Kammerer didn’t hesitate to call his children when he was on live TV when he realized that a tornado was heading straight for his home.
Here’s the video of Kammerer making the call to his children.
#Working4You When a tornado warning sounded last night, Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist @dougkammerer was working to keep you informed and safe — just like his own family. https://t.co/1iV3XQHB0q pic.twitter.com/xZZrDOWCC6
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) April 1, 2022
Kammerer later tweeted about how he felt at that moment on live television.
Yes, had to warn my family! Kids were home alone and I knew they were not watching me on TV! They are safe. Thank you! Scary moment for me though, I was freaking out inside a bit. https://t.co/To8mPxibBh
— Doug Kammerer (@dougkammerer) April 1, 2022
And people who saw the meteorologist on TV shared their thoughts.
This person thought Kammerer did an excellent job.
.@dougkammerer just put on an absolute master class with @nbcwashington during a tornado warned storm on how to do live broadcasting. 45 minutes straight with no hyperbole, useful information, with relatively limited incoming data, used every available resource. Great work.
— SilverSpringJoe (@SilverSpringJoe) April 1, 2022
And this Tweeter said he showed how you can be a good father and be good at your job at the same time.
A good weatherman… a good father showing us all how to keep calm and do both his jobs at the same time.
— Donald D’Avanzo (@NYCSysEng) April 1, 2022
Another person praised Kammerer for his multitasking.
Just randomly saw this and wanted to say you did a great job multitasking there.
— UglyCasanova (@UglyCasan0va) April 2, 2022
And another man who lives halfway across the country praised Kammerer as well.
Doug, you just gained a new follower from halfway across the states. Complete professionalism + great parenting on display here. Washington is lucky to have you.
— Elijah Smith 🥁📺🎥 (@elijahdavid613) April 2, 2022