Tag: Hurricane

This Florida County Used An Interpreter Who Signed "Gibberish" During Hurricane Irma

This Florida County Used An Interpreter Who Signed "Gibberish" During Hurricane Irma

People in Florida's Deaf community are still waiting for answers as to why Manatee County's emergency operations center used an interpreter who, instead of relaying important information about Hurricane Irma, signed "gibberish."While residents of Manatee County waited for information about evacuation plans and shelters on Sept. 8, a man in a yellow polo and red shorts, standing alongside emergency management officials, was instead signing about pizza, dogs, cats, bears, and monsters."It was awful," M. Charlene McCarthy, owner of Viscom, a company that provides interpreter services to companies and government agencies, told BuzzFeed News.Seconds after the county began to broadcast the meeting on its Facebook page, people began to comment that the man who was signing for county of...
The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force

The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, one group of rescuers has captured the imagination (and thirst) of the internet. Who are they? Meet the Hot Cops Of Gainesville, Florida (TM).Officers Nordman, Hamill, and Rengering are part of the Gainesville Police Department working on relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. On Sunday, the Gainesville Police Department posted a selfie on Facebook of the three officers with the caption "Officers Norman, Hamill and Rengering...part of the night crew getting ready to do some work." The photo exploded across the internet: it's been liked 207,000 times, accrued 167,000 comments, and shared 132,000 times."Officer, do you have anything that could stick or poke me?" "This pic is exactly why your grandmother told you ...