News crews camped outside of the hospital in Dallas where an Ebola patient is being treated were not quite prepared for what they contended with Thursday night.
Local news stations had warned of a storm earlier in the day, but, as someone in the comments on a YouTube video pointed out, what actually happened was more than they likely expected.
"It sort of snuck up on everyone. We expected rain, maybe some wind. Not... this scene from Twister," the YouTube user going by the name Duane Young wrote.
News crews outside the hospital struggled with their tents in high winds. (Image source: YouTube)
Despite the rain, lightning, thunder and wind, they showed no intent to give up their post. (Image source: YouTube)
At one point, the water on the road was strong enough to push construction cones in the flood. (Image source: YouTube)
Just look at what news crews outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had to deal with (Content warning: some strong language):
As a result of the violent storm, some cars were crushed by trees and some schools were closed Friday due to power outages.
The first U.S. diagnosed Ebola patient flew to America from Liberia before he exhibited symptoms of the viral disease. He stayed in a Dallas area apartment where eventually became sick. The family who hosted the man, later identified as Thomas Duncan, is now under an ordered quarantine in the apartment as they are being monitored for any symptoms of the contagious disease in themselves. Texas officials are delivering groceries to the home where Duncan stayed and are preparing to have it professionally cleaned, but are having a hard time finding a contractor willing or able to handle materials the sick man touched.
Red Cross representatives drop off blankets, cots and other supplies in front of a unit at The Ivy Apartments, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. Dallas city officials asked a family who resides at the complex who had contact with a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus to remain in their home. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)
The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids such as diarrhea, vomit and saliva.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the Ebola patient's belongings and clothes and household trash, possibly including his sheets, are bagged inside the house so the people who live there cannot come into contact with them until they are removed.
In addition to the four people in this apartment, federal and Texas health officials are reaching out to about 100 people to determine if they have had contact with the Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas.
But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said Thursday they've only identified a handful of individuals so far who may really have been exposed and therefore will be monitored.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.