Can Sharknado be real? Easy answer is…

It’s Wednesday – so on this fine hump day, I bring you this hump of a disaster…

…more like a movie that is a disaster. I can confirm, Sharknado isn’t real.

The possibility of a sharks flying around in a tornado are incredibly rare.

Don’t be a bozo.



Hey WSVN 7 News – Welcome to the Keys! #PIO 

Glad to see WSVN 7 News here in the Keys to do a story on FEMA response efforts before, during, and after Hurricane Irma landfall.

  • “We are working with our partners in public safety to assess damages and coordinate needed services in a disaster.”
  • “Please register for disaster assistance at
  • “If you have access to a phone, consider calling 800-621-3362.”
  • “If you have a smart phone, consider downloading the FEMA app and registering from your mobile device.”

Found them a great spot at the Flea Market at the big relief center for various communities who need supplies.


Rain drops are falling on my head…

I’m no meteorologist, but I think this is a bad sign when clouds look like this. #fugly

Tune into your local National Weather Service (NWS) Office for more details about weather in your specific area.

There are 122 of them. All staffed 24/7.

They provide info. For free.

Reporting live and running inside now…


December 7th, 2016 -75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor bombing

December 7th, 1941: “A date that will live in infamy” – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt

December 7th, 2016 = the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

FDR’s full speech to Congress below.



Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our secretary of state a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese government also launched as attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.

And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. . .


November includes the 2016 World Series too #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians

October was great but a busy November is here!

First week, I’ll be supporting the Cleveland PIOs during the 2016 World Series. Later in the week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching ICS-400 in Belmont County (Ohio).

Second week will be a few social media classes in SE Georgia who are still in recovery operations from Hurricane Matthew.

Third week will be all Arizona.

And then the Fourth week will some Thanksgiving fun.


Who’s excited for Turkey in November? Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And for tonight’s World Series Game-6 Cubs vs Indians: #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians



Support your local first responders #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Third solid week of 2016 National Preparedness Month! This week, we honor and celebrate all of our all-hazards first responder who serve tirelessly throughout the country.

Every day, thousands of first responders (paid and volunteer) put it all on the line for the general public we know and people we don’t know. Day or night, countless individuals respond to the call and make a difference in each community.


In your community, support your local Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement agencies as they work tirelessly to provide safety for all communities big and small.

“Don’t wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”


Hello Blues! #BlueAngels #USN

Got a chance to spend a few with the Blue Angels.


And yes, Fat Albert was there.


As you may already know, the Blue Angels are my favorite performance team.


The do a great job in highlighting and promoting other team members like all the ground support staff and technicians.


Photo cred: USN Blue Angels

And of course Fat Albert too.

Note: Absent in the class seven aircraft lineup is Blue Angel #6 (opposing solo) – RIP Capt Kuss.

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They had some issues with the afterburners in #7 so they were doing some extra testing on the ramp. Check out the video:

Super loud huh? #awesome

Glad to see so many out there supporting the best aerial jet performance team.


July 2016 includes classes, a deployment and a big event in Cleveland

July is here. OMG. It’s crunch time!

First week I’ll be in Cleveland for a few planning meetings and off to Chicago for my favorite ER MD’s retirement party.

Second week I’ll be deployed with DHS/FEMA for External Affairs.

Third week is the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland where I’ll be supporting our all-hazards public safety professionals.

Fourth week I’ll head down to Missouri to teach some social media in Region-7 baby! Indeed no rest for the weary.


With the RNC in Cleveland, July will be an incredibly challenging month for all public safety peeps.


June = 3 regions and 18 classes

June will be packed as I jam numerous classes in the Midwest while prepping for upcoming large events in Ohio.

First week I’ll be hitting it hard with an Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) ICS-300 class at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Then busting out my best PIO moves for an OEMA Basic PIO course at Independence Fire Department. Thursday and Friday I’ll be at the southern most tip hanging with the pros from Washington County Ohio on a PIO/Crisis class and TableTop Exercise (TTE). Lots of important Ohio peeps attending courses. Love it!

Second week: I be hanging with the Cincinnati crews at an All-Hazards’ PIO course, then teaching a Joint Information Center (JIC) class at the EOC. On Friday, I’ll slide on over to Kentucky to deliver another social media course w/ Emory. A twofer with 5 and 4.

Third week I’ll be in Nebraska teaching crisis communications and social media. Region-7 baby!

Fourth week I’ll be speaking again at the National Floodplain Manager’s Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Back in Region-5!!!

Fifth week I’ll head out to Region 4 again in Mississippi to evaluate a few new instructor candidates.

Busy month. Not much time for error.

But I got this. Bring it June!