Live spot with News13 in Cudjoe Key for #Hurricane #Irma Response & Recover #Miami #Tallahassee #Orlando #Tampa

Got a chance to do a live spot with News13 out of Orlando in Cudjoe Key, Florida.

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Inside, it’s a whole different view​.

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As you know, Cat-4 Hurricane Irma made eye wall landfall here with incredible high winds and storm surge leaving heavy devastation throughout this neighborhood.


Lots to see and do esp w/ their field producing and staff onsite. I counted at least 7 cameras for their 6p live shot.

They even had a jib camera.


People will stare including our staff and state director.


Lots of steadycam shots leading into the first interview with former State of Florida Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon.


Next live segment was with our Division Supervisor (DIV/SUP) who happens to be an Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) member.


Solid questions on response efforts and good inquiries for ongoing operations for recovery phase.


Great interactions and questions from the anchors.


Lots to discuss in response as well as recovery.


As you know, the recovery phase is the hardest part of a disaster.


Glad to be partnering with news agencies who get the story right. The Anchors and producer was super nice…so of course I had to take a selfie w/ them. Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeze!


Making sure we represent FEMA – particularly Branch V Division Alpha.

Reporting live on News13 from Cudjoe Key, Florida…
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Future training plans with Florida’s top emergency management leaders

Talking future training plans with Florida’s top emergency management leaders today.

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(From left to right) FDEM Region-5 Coordinator Shawn Collins, FDEM Regional Coordination Manager Jim Roberts, FDEM Director Bryan Koon, FEMA/NDPTC Instructor John Bobel, FEPA Past President Anne Miller, and FEMA/NDPTC Instructor Kevin Sur.

FDEM=Florida Department of Emergency Management

FEPA=Florida Emergency Preparedness Association

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Training with the Department of Emergency Management in Florida

Got a chance to meet and talk serious DHS/FEMA Emergency Management training today with the State of Florida Department of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon and Osceola County Emergency Management Director Richard Collins.

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Just happy to spend a quick week in central Florida region.

Additionally, the central Florida region emergency management professionals are doing a solid job working together with their approach in all-hazards prevention, response, and recovery.

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