Reporter Teresa Mannion Is Our New Storm Hero
The Debrief: Windswept doesn't even begin to cover it
Irish reporter Teresa Mannion has gone viral after her epic and heroic broadcast from Storm Desmond struck a chord with viewers over the weekend.
Reporting for RTE News, Mannion was seen struggling to speak and totally windswept as she warned viewers of the danger of the devastating storm that has swept through Ireland, Scotland and Northern England this weekend.
In just a flimsy mac, and completely drenched, Teresa quickly became our heroine a few seconds into watching the dramatic news report. Shouting at the camera, and struggling to stand, she says, ‘I cannot repeat the advice often enough from the gardai. “Don’t make unnecessary journeys, don’t take risks on treacherous roads. And don’t swim in the sea.”’ Because, yes, people were swimming in the sea during a dangerous storm.
Over the weekend Teresa became an online sensation, and the internet decided to honour her bravery and dedication to journalism in the only way it knows how – by making funny memes. Here are some of the best reactons:
This tweet about pop videos
Is Teresa Mannion reporting the weather or making a mean and moody pop video? pic.twitter.com/D0vzAJt5fU— S (@TheShiftyShadow) December 5, 2015
This tweet about mascara
Teresa Mannion set to release a range of waterproof mascara for Christmas. pic.twitter.com/pmDAFZUDyZ— Ed Smith (@edsongsofpraise) December 5, 2015
This Jurassic Park tweet
This Star Wars homage
This Earth Song reference
This dance remix
This video impression
Storm Desmond!!! DON'T GO OUT THERE PEOPLE!!!!Posted by Damo & Ivor on Saturday, December 5, 2015
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