A little love from the USVI

Awww! A little USVI love came in the mail today.

Mahalos to everyone in the United States Virgin Islands!


Demobilized from Hurricane Irma, now headed back out again

I just demobilized from Hurricane Irma. Total of 42 days.

One thought as I repack: I have never worked so hard and had to use ALL my learned PIO skills and tricks in just one disaster.

Few hours to make the turnaround in Cleveland.

Now headed to support another DHS mission with the US and Canada.

Evoking the famous quote from Ray Stantz: “Oh, I got to get some sleep, I’m dying.”


Contingency plan for Big Pine Key Post office

Found out the US Post office in Big Pine Key was obliterated.  Deemed unfit for operations as the entire structure was condemned.

So the USPS continuity plan? Setup a field post office.

It is critical for disaster survivors to get mail.

Again, helping a community return to normalcy is incredibly important.


Videos from Acting Secretary Elaine Duke and Florida Governor Rick Scott on Disaster Response Recovery for Florida Keys

Here are just a few of the packages from both sides of the production house from my visit with the US Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, Florida Governor Rick Scott, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Willie Nunn, and other key leadership and dignitaries supporting the rescue/recovery operations.

Here’s the video from FEMA.

Here’s the video from ABC affiliate WPLG 10News out of Miami.


Here’s the FacebookLife from Monroe County’s PIO.


Working the magic to help promote Response and Recovery efforts here in the Keys –  #KeysRecovery!


PIO duties: Mic check. White balance. FacebookLive up.

The glorious part of the job: Need a white balance?  Is this mic working? Testing. 1-2-3!

Reporting live from the upcoming Acting Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security meeting…


Family plans: Comforting items for children in disaster #NatlPrep 

When making your plan for your family do include planning for all the kiddos. 

Keep comforting items like favorite stuffed animals that will help children cope with adverse events in an emergency. 

For more preparedness tips this month, follow along throughout the month. 

Stay safe and plan ahead! 


Orig #Solar #Eclipse #NASA #Briefing + FREE #Preparedness tips + #Path + #glasses

If you wanted to hear the orig NASA Solar Eclipse (Briefing from June 2017):

Here’s how to prepare for the 2017 Solar Eclipse:

And just in case you want to know where to go for a total solar eclipse:

And yes, please don’t forget to WEAR YOUR SPECIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES!!!!

Reporting live