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NBC's Al Roker Apologizes for Offending S.C. Flood Victims

By Susan Jones | October 5, 2015 | 10:16am EDT
 

NBC weatherman Al Roker has apologized for using flood-devastated South Carolina as the backdrop for a smiling selfie that was posted on his Twitter account on Sunday.

"My crew and I getting ready to report on East Coast flooding from S. Carolina on @NBCNightlyNews with Kate Snow," said the photo caption.

In response to angry tweets, Roker later posted two apologies:

"We came down to report and I offended those who lost so much. I am sorry," Roker tweeted after people complained about the shot of Al and his crew standing in front of a caved-in highway and a stranded yellow car.

"I apologize for being insensitive," Roker said in another Tweet. "The woman in that car got out without injury. We Should not have been in the picture," he added.

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