MICHAEL STRAHAN HEADS TO HOUSTON TO HELP HURRICANE HARVEY SURVIVORSSeptember 5, 2017
A few days ago, it was reported that Houston native and Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan had actually refused to cut his European vacation short to come back to work and report on Hurricane Harvey.
A source told Page Six that ABC was really upset that Strahan preferred to be “floating around on a yacht in Greece somewhere.” Another person said that ABC staff “just cannot believe he didn’t come back.” #SMH!
However, a senior executive producer at GMA confirmed that he had been in touch with Strahan and decided that he should cover Houston’s recovery instead. According to the executive, Michael really wanted to be part of Hurricane Harvey’s coverage.
Strahan’s rep also said, “They did not ask him to come back. He’s been in direct contact with his family — and thankfully they are doing fine. He is headed [to Houston] next week and will help in any way that he can.”
The host is now back and reporting for GMA from Houston and thanking volunteers in person; People reports.
“It’s devastating,” he said. “I can’t even manage what goes through your head and the fear you must have to move on and move forward. I have to say from everyone I’ve talked to, it’s amazing how strong they are.”
In addition, Strahan has teamed up with NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, and Under Armour to provide uniforms for the students of C.E. King High School team. Their gym reportedly flooded during the hurricane.
So much love and respect for my brotha @deionsanders. Driving to Houston super early this morning from Dallas to surprise C.E. King High School in Houston with a gift from @underarmour for their football season and to help give these young brave kids a little boost to what’s been a tough time! Thank you for your continued commitment to blessing so many people in the community. All Love!! #primetime #HTownLove
The anchor also visited Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, which is currently providing shelter and supplies to people. According to People, at least 60 people have died because of the storm and 785,000 were part of mandatory evacuations in Texas and Lousiana.
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