Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook Twitter

WILMINGTON, N.C. (CBS) – The Weather Channel is now responding to reports that one of their reporters was essentially “faking it” during his coverage of Hurricane Florence.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Fourth Of July Shooting: $20,000 Reward Offered In Shooting That Injured 2 Police Officers During Fireworks Show On Ben Franklin Parkway

Video of the coverage shows reporter Mike Seidel struggling to keep his balance as he reports in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday.

Hurricane Resource Guide

But as he braces and fights the wind, two guys walk by behind him, with no trouble at all.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Fed Up With City's Gun Violence Problem, Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor

The video has been shared more than 1 million times on social media.

A spokesman for The Weather Channel is defending Seidel, saying, “It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, while Seidel tries to maintain his footing on wet grass.”

MORE NEWS: Deputy John Foster Identified As Montgomery County Bomb Squad Member Injured In Philadelphia Fourth Of July Fireworks Shooting

The spokesperson goes on to say Seidel was exhausted after reporting on-air until 1 a.m.