Hurricane Harvey
Residents are evacuated from their homes after severe flooding following Hurricane Harvey in north Houston in Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. Getty Images

A Hurricane Harvey survivor in Houston, Texas, lashed out at a CNN reporter Tuesday for interviewing people affected by flood during "their worst times" at the Houston Convention Center, where they were provided shelter.

CNN correspondent Rosa Flores asked a mother at the shelter, who identified herself as Danielle, about how it felt and what difficulties she faced while trying to protect her children from rushing flood waters in the state.

Danielle, who had just arrived at the shelter, expressed her disbelief on camera saying she was surprised the network chose to put cameras and microphones onto the faces of the rescued people at the shelter. She expressed her discomfort while pointing at her children, who were wearing sopping-wet clothes and could be seen shivering from cold.

"We walked through four feet of water to go get them food on the first day," the mother said. "Yeah, that’s a lot of s--t."

"But y’all sit here, y’all trying to interview people during their worst times. Like, that’s not the smartest thing to do," she added.

"I’m sorry," Flores responded.

"Like, people are really breaking down and y’all are sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f--k is wrong with us," the distressed and agitated mother continued.

"I’m so sorry," the CNN reporter said.

"And you really are trying to understand with the microphone still in my face. With me shivering cold, with my kids wet, and you’re still putting the microphone in my face," she said just before the camera cut to CNN anchor Jim Acosta at the studio.

"It sounds like you have a very upset family there," Acosta said. "We’re going to take a break from that."

The distressed mother, who was being interviewed at the shelter with her children by her side, said they had been stranded in her house for 36 hours and no one came to pick them up or rescue them. After that, she said, she went to a gas station, where she waited for five days with "no food, no lights and nobody came." Eventually, someone called her on phone and that was when they were rescued.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway criticized CNN for interviewing the flood survivors on Tuesday. But she praised other news networks for the coverage of the hurricane. "We want to thank the media for really connecting people with the information they need," Conway told anchor Bret Baier on Fox News' "Special Report," on Tuesday, according to the Hill.

Conway also praised Fox for its coverage of "neighbor to neighbor, stranger to stranger rescues."

However, just hours before her interview on Fox, she shared a tweet with the link to the video of the Harvey survivor lashing out at the CNN reporter, criticizing the network for interviewing her and others at the shelter, who sought refuge from the storm.

Conway tweeted saying "Shames @CNN to get the mike out of her her face. (sic)"

Hurricane Harvey has been whipping through Houston area since Friday afternoon. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 49.32 inches of rain had been recorded till Monday southeast of Houston, making this hurricane the most rain-producing storm ever in the 48 U.S. states.

"This total is higher than the previous record of 48 inches set during tropical cyclone Amelia of 1978 at Medina, Texas," NOAA said. At least 30 people have been killed in the state because of the storm and the extensive flooding, including a Houston police officer, Steve Perez, who drowned in his patrol car, according to reports.