Jeff Piotrowski is an Emmy-award-winning professional storm chaser. On Friday, August 25, Piotrowski did a live broadcast from Rockport, Texas as Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The broadcast, sent out via Periscope, garnered over a million viewers - many of whom were horrified by the destruction they witnessed.
Absolutely terrifying to watch. I hope he can send a message he is ok at some point. Watching from NL Canada and praying everyone is ok— Ashley (@CatchingTheSun_) August 26, 2017
Pray for him! FB feed went out too, after the building collapsed around him! DEAR SWEET JESUS I PRAY HE'S OK!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— Mimi (@Mimiismimi2) August 26, 2017
As terrifying as the broadcast was, and as many people hailed Jeff Piotrowski as a hero for showing the world what hurricanes really do - there were two breakout stars that nobody expected.
#BlueShed and T-Mobile.
#BlueShed was so important that when the other breakout star, T-Mobile, got involved people were asking their thoughts on the little building that could. But let's talk about how they got into this storm chasing experience in the first place.
Just stating facts. Hope everyone's safe down there. *JoanO— T-Mobile📱 (@TMobile) August 26, 2017
Piotrowski's broadcast garnered views from all around the world and showed not just the power of hurricanes, but the power of humor in hard times.