NBCU Academy 101
Coordinating producer Erika Angulo is a veteran producer for NBC News – she’s covered hurricanes, volcano eruptions, tornadoes, cave disasters and earthquakes. She will explain what to do when you are dispatched to cover severe weather like a hurricane.
Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 through November 30, and news crews must prepare to battle harsh weather conditions while developing sources ahead of a storm. In many cases, hurricanes result in loss of power and other essential services like banking, lodging, access to gas and even food.
Erika says anticipating your needs and that of your crew in a disaster situation makes the difference in your ability to cover the story with compassion and nuance.