I was recently tasked with producing and hosting a thirty-minute program, “Plan & Prepare: Hurricanes and Beyond,” to provide a comprehensive overview of essential information to help residents and visitors safely navigate through hurricane season. Miami Beach is a barrier island and in an evacuation zone. The community must prepare their homes and businesses for a storm and to evacuate.
So, where to begin? Well, having been fortunate enough to work alongside some of the best in the business… top-notch meteorologists such as John Morales, Roland Steadham, John Gerard, John Guraldi and Ryan Phillips who have all worked at NBC6 at one time or another, Lonnie Quinn of WCBS and Wayne Hart of WLKY, I believe I was well-prepared to create a ‘story’ that would be helpful for residents. It is my personal opinion that when you or your organization needs to get a specific message to the public, turning to individuals who have a background in broadcast-news is one of the most effective and efficient ways to achieve your goals.
Knowing the terminology associated with storm season is one of the first steps toward preparedness. In the MBTV video production of “Plan & Prepare: Hurricanes and Beyond,” I offer viewers a comprehensive look at the emergency systems in place to ensure public safety should Miami Beach find itself in the path of a hurricane. The 30-minute feature also explains the differ ences between a tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane, as well as the meteorological classifications for hurricane category and strength. In one segment, I take viewers to the National Hurricane Center for a glimpse into how meteorologists track storms and make weather predictions and give a personal overview of the United States Air Force Hurricane Hunters; the folks who fly into the eyes of storms.
I believe our program far surpasses the quality of most government television productions and that we achieve our goal: getting vital information to the public in an interesting and entertaining way. Mission accomplished!
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