Reporters use condoms to protect their microphones from Hurricane Ian

IIt’s questionable whether the man who coined the phrase “necessity is the mother of innovation” had in mind TV reporters putting condoms on their lips in the midst of a storm, but it’s true that it’s a thing now.

whereas Hurricane Ian fury on florida, NBC’s Kayla Gallero She’s practicing safe reporting there, proudly and delicately rolling out latex protection for her microphone while she’s in the field.

Kyla Geller protects her microphone with a condom during Hurricane IanTwitter

Kayla tells her audience, “It’s just what you think it is. It’s a condom. We can’t get these mics wet, we have to do what we have to do.”

In Naples areaIn the South, where Ian got his eye on Wednesday, Kayla is suffering. She’s out in the elements with many other TV journalists, getting battered by rain and wind, but a little preventative planning can go a long way.

Weather Channel reporter hit by flying branch

With maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, Hurricane Ian made landfall this afternoon Fort Myers, Florida, the weather Channel There was to cover the storm, which in turn made it the fifth largest hurricane to hit the US mainland—at least in documented history.

Jim Cantor, a meteorologist, was at the epicenter to record the approach of the storm; It was a dangerous duty.

Cantor was conducting a live man-on-the-street broadcast in steady winds of 61 mph, with gusts of up to 110 mph, when a tree branch ran across the road, stabbing him in the thigh. And because of that he fell.

The road sign that is destroyed behind Cantor as he clutches another for balance is additional evidence of how difficult it is for him to stay in place in the video.

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