Florida Reporter Wraps Mic In Condom: 'Safe Hurricane Reporting'
On Wednesday, a smart reporter caught viewers' attention for doing precisely that while reporting on Hurricane Ian near Naples, Florida, with a condom over her microphone.
Over the past few days, viewers have noticed Galer’s mic looked a bit unusual, as it seemed to be wrapped in a stretchy, opaque material.
After being questioned, Galer confessed it was a latex condom on her microphone. She addressed the change in an Instagram Stories post-Wednesday afternoon.
Reporting in a hurricane is difficult work, and journalists must protect themselves and their equipment. Kyla Galer stated
Jeff Butera, another reporter from Fort Meyers, posted a close-up photo of Galer's microphone and defended the technique.
"WE PRACTICE SAFE HURRICANE REPORTING," he said in a tweet. "It is, actually, a condom." There is nothing better than waterproofing a microphone.
Hurricane Ian dropped to Category 3 with 115 mph winds Wednesday. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency this week, urging 2.5 million citizens to evacuate.
"We'll be there to help you clean up and rebuild, to get Florida back on its feet," President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday. “
According to reports, the federal government has dispatched emergency personnel, medical supplies, food, and water to the Sunshine State in response to the life-threatening storm.