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Watch a Reporter Go Wading — in Chest-Deep Water!

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"Before I swim away I will send it back to you in the studio."

There's been no shortage of journalists braving the rain and steeling themselves against the wind to deliver live, up to-the-minute reports on Hurricane Irene's latest.

In Norfolk, Va. where the storm surge pushed the waters up to record level Saturday night, WTKR's Kurt Williams stood in flooding that at times reached up to his chest.

To demonstrate how deep it was, Williams slowly ambled a few feet along an intersection during his live report to show how the water nearly covered a crosswalk button on a street pole.

"You can't even read the sign!" he exclaimed. "Wow, that just gives you a sense of how deep it is here."

He ended his report a few moments later, with rain battering the camera and microphone.

"Before I swim away I will send it back to you in the studio."

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