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Hurricane Harvey Victim Yells At CNN Reporter (Video)

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A Houston mother yelled at a CNN reporter for shoving a microphone in people's faces during their "worst times" (video below).

During her coverage of Hurricane Harvey, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores interviewed a woman named Danielle who had just arrived at a shelter after waiting 36 hours to be rescued from the flood with her two young children, the Daily Mail reported.

Danielle was shivering and became visibly distressed as Flores continued to ask her questions. Her two young children were seen peeking out from behind her.

The mother-of-two said she and her family waited 36 hours at their home without food or electricity before police came to help them. She said she had set up flags outside of her home to signal for help, but no one came.

Danielle spoke about walking through the flooded streets with her children to a gas station, where someone called for a taxi to pick them up. She became more upset as she spoke, looking around the shelter, crying and hugging her children.

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But when Flores continued asking questions about how she saved her children from the floods, Danielle eventually broke down.

"We walked through four feet of water to go get them food on the first day. Yeah, that's a lot of s**t," Danielle said. "But y'all sitting here, y'all trying to interview people during their worst times. That's not the smartest thing to do.

"Like people are really breaking down and y'all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f*** is wrong with us."

As Danielle begins to raise her voice, Flores repeatedly apologizes. She puts down the microphone, but then raises it again.

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"And you're really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face with me shivering cold with my kids wet and you still putting a microphone in my face," Danielle tells Flores.

The mother then turned from the cameras and walked away with her two young children. Flores continued apologizing before cameras cut back to Jim Acosta in the studio.

"Rosa Flores, it sounds like you've got a very upset family there," Acosta says. "We're going to take a break from that and we'll get back to you later on."

After visiting Texas on Aug. 29, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to further remark on the devastation caused by the category 4 hurricane.

"After witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas!" the president tweeted.

Sources: Daily Mail, Donald J. Trump/Twitter / Featured Image: Defense.gov / Embedded Images: CNN via Daily Mail

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