While working for the E.W. Scripps Company at KJRH-TV, I was selected to deploy for the company’s “jump team”.

During Hurricane Irma, I was stationed with Scripps-owned WFTX-TV Fort Myers / Naples.

As a result of my years worth of severe weather chasing on Southern Plains, I found hurricane coverage to be an entirely new challenge.

After Hurricane Irma made landfall, I was dispatched to report on the damage on Marco Island.

While on Marco Island, I ran into NBC News Correspondent Kerry Sanders on the beach.

Sanders already worked to save one baby dolphin washed up on shore.