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Meteorologist has close call with transformer during Hurricane Laura coverage

A storm chaser overlaying Hurricane Laura had a terrifying close call stay on air when he was almost zapped by a flash of electrical energy.

KSAT meteorologist Justin Horne was broadcasting early Thursday when {an electrical} explosion occurred behind him, inflicting a large flash in Orange, Texas.

“That’s not good,” he might be heard saying within the video posted to Twitter.

“We’re going to get out of the best way of that.”

Horne on Twitter later up to date viewers that an exploding transformer was the supply of the flash.

“To be clear, it was a blown transformer, not falling energy strains that created the flash behind us,” he wrote.

He added that he was okay following the close call whereas reporting on the hurricane.

“That is what we feared could occur,” he wrote on Twitter, including, “We’re protected.”

Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with ferocious wind and devastating floods Thursday after coming ashore in Louisiana close to the Texas border.

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