A Florida journalist’s clever trick to protect her microphone during a broadcast about Hurricane Ian

Journalist Kyla Galer decided to protect her microphone from the rain in Fort Myers with a condom

A journalist from South Florida caused a stir on social networks this Wednesday by cover your microphone with a condom for your live broadcast the arrival of Hurricane Ian in the United States.

Kyla Galertelevision network reporter NBC2made his report from an open-air parking lot in Fort-Myers and with a condom covering his microphone, to “protect the equipment” from rain and wind, he said.

Galer was reporting on the arrival of the mighty category 4 hurricane in the area where it made landfall when onlookers were reportedly “distracted” by the clear rubber cover on its microphone. “NBC2 practicing safe mic reporting during Hurricane Ian,” one viewer tweeted.

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Galer showed on social networks how he covered his microphone with a condom before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Florida

On her Instagram and Facebook profiles, the journalist replied: “A lot of people ask what’s on my microphone. It is what you think it is, it’s a condom. Helps protect equipment. You can’t get these mics wet. It’s very windy and there’s a lot of rain, so we have to do what we have to do and that is put a condom on the microphone.”

His colleague Jeff Butera, from the chain ABC7, who was also covering the arrival of the hurricane, joined in on Twitter saying, “We practice safe hurricane reporting. Yes, it is a condom. Nothing better to waterproof a microphone. My colleague at Waterman Broadcasting @kylagaler has been answering a lot of questions haha. Moment of lightness in this nasty storm.”

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“It is what you think it is; a condom. It helps protect the equipment,” said Galer after the repercussion on social networks

Galer has been covering in the last few hours the preparations for Ian’s arrival in Florida from Fort Myers, Sarasota and Cape Coral, the area where the hurricane hit this Wednesday after leaving devastated the western region of Cuba. “This is really serious. If you are under a mandatory evacuation listen to it and do it. Dont wait! We are in continuous coverage to make sure Southwest Florida is safe,” Galer warned Tuesday.

Powerful Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday on the west coast of Florida with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/hand “catastrophic” floods and tidal waves are still expected in parts of this coastal strip facing the Gulf of Mexico.

So far no casualties have been reported in the impact zone, but in the Florida Keys, in the south of the state, about twenty Cuban rafters are wanted They were aboard a boat that capsized in the midst of strong waves caused by the hurricane.

According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), the eye of the hurricane made landfall around 3:05 p.m. today (19:05 GMT) near Cayo Costa, a barrier island off the southern town of Fort Myers, more than 100 kilometers south of Tampa, where coastal towns are still under flood alert due to storm surge.

(With information from EFE)

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