This morning on the “Today” show, weatherman Al Roker reported live from Naples, Fla., to cover Hurricane Wilma. Here’s what he had to say about the experience:
Anytime you cover something like this there’s a certain amount of excitement. But you have to also remember, for folks that live here, to them it’s their lives, their homes and their livelihoods. That said, you definitely get an adrenaline rush when you cover a storm like this.
The winds were so strong I actually fell twice. When I fell during the show everyone called to find out if I was OK. Luckily, the system moved through pretty quickly, so in the United States we won’t see anything like what happened in the Yucatan Peninsula. And we hope this is the last hurricane of the season.