During her coverage of Hurricane Ian, one reporter went to extraordinary lengths to keep her belongings dry.
Tuesday’s NBC coverage of the Category 4 storm in Florida had an unique microphone hookup, as observed by viewers.
Kyla Galer of NBC explained to viewers on Wednesday that she had placed a condom over the microphone to protect it from the rain.
“Many individuals are inquiring as to what is on my microphone. It is exactly what you think it is – a condom! Galer elaborated.
She was reporting from Naples, Florida, where thousands are without power due to the Category 4 storm.
Galer then utilized the microphone to provide live coverage to NBC’s viewers while safeguarding her equipment.
One social media user stated on Twitter, “That’s how you wind up a weather report for sure.”
NBC’s Kyla Galer went to great efforts to prevent her microphone from becoming drenched.
She revealed to viewers on Wednesday that she had placed a condom over the microphone to shield it from the rain.
Florida’s weather reporters endured violent storms.
Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel was captured ducking away from a thunderclap, narrowly avoiding a close call as Hurricane Ian pummeled reporters across Florida.
During the live broadcast, Cantore was observed jumping away from the sound, however it is unclear how near he was to where the lightning hit.
The reporter then moved away from the direction of the lightning and shook his head, forsaking the live feed in favor of another reporter.
She also appeared to suffer when she remarked, “Things have grown quite difficult here.”
Twitter users questioned why weather reporters were put in potential risk as footage of many correspondents battling in the Category 4 storm emerged.
Jeff Butera of ABC7 stated, “My Waterman Broadcasting colleague has been fielding a lot of questions, hehe,” adding that they practice “safe hurricane reporting.”
“The weather hits you hard,” stated another.
“If it works, it works,” a third person added.
As news stations sent seasoned storm chasers to cover the hurricane, journalists throughout the state have been hammered.
CBS stationed a weather forecaster in Florida’s largest city, Miami, where she stood under the state’s characteristic palm palms as rain pummeled her and the TV crew.
One weather forecaster from Fox News traveled to the state in preparation and tracked the storm in Charlotte County while wearing heavy goggles and a long raincoat.
Other reporters can be seen wearing helmets for protection against flying debris.
The Pentagon reported that 3,200 members of the Florida National Guard were activated, with an additional 1,800 arriving later.
Authorities in a number of cities, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa, distributed free sandbags to assist homeowners in protecting their houses against flooding.
In addition to digging massive ditches to divert floodwater away from their homes, terrified homeowners have emptied grocery shelves of water and supplies.
More than one million houses along Florida’s west coast are at risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Ian, prompting the closure of schools in twenty-six districts throughout the state.
After being struck by a limb, Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel recovers quickly and attempts to walk carefully towards a street sign where he would anchor himself.
Cantore is depicted recoiling from a thunderclap and narrowly avoiding a dangerous situation as Hurricane Ian pummels reporters around the state.
A CNN meteorologist stands by the water in St. Petersburg, Florida, hours before Hurricane Ian began generating enormous, unpredictably shaped waves.
Massive Hurricane captured by Space Station Ian strikes Florida
A photograph depicts the destruction caused by the hurricane.