Hurricane Harvey: Rescued woman lets loose at reporter during interview

Danielle had just arrived at the shelter when reporter Rosa Flores asked for an interview.
Danielle had just arrived at the shelter when reporter Rosa Flores asked for an interview. Photo credit: CNN News

A CNN reporter was left unsure what to do after the woman she was interviewing used her platform to slam the media for their coverage during Hurricane Harvey.

The interview at a shelter in Houston started off fine until the CNN reporter asked her if she had been forced to save her children from rushing flood waters.

The woman, who says she went five days without food and had to wait 36-hours for police, then took aim at CNN and other media.

"We walked through four feet of water to get food on the first day. Yeah, that's a lot of sh*t," she said.

"But y'all sit here, y'all trying to interview people during their worst times - like, that's not the smartest thing to do.

"Like people are really breaking down and y'all are sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f**k is wrong with us," Danielle continued, becoming incensed.

"And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face - with me shivering cold, with my kids wet, and you still putting the microphone in my face?"

Flores became more and more unsure of what to do as Danielle's outburst went on, apologising several times before letting her walk off with her children in tow.

The broadcast then went back to CNN anchor Jim Acosta in the studio, who said he was going to let her go because "it seems like you've got a very upset family there".

Nine people have so far been confirmed to have died as a result of Hurricane Harvey, with heavy rain continuing to lash Houston.

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