VERO BEACH — A show producer for The Weather Channel said her team didn’t choose to broadcast at Sexton Plaza Friday — Hurricane Isaias did.
Around 11:30 a.m., the camera team filmed on Sexton Plaza under a blue canopy while meteorologist Reynolds Wolf stood in the sand and talked about the perils of a hurricane in the middle of a pandemic.
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“We’re here through the duration of the storm,” said Weather Channel producer Jade Merritt.
There was no evidence of Isaias approaching from the south as beachgoers swam in calm water and sunbathed on the shore.
Several people stopped to talk to the crew. Some asked for pictures, but were politely declined because of COVID-19 precautions.
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Merritt said she wasn’t exactly sure when the team would return to Atlanta but guessed Monday or Tuesday at the latest.
“We’re just here covering Isaias,” she said. “The weather picks where we go.”
She said they couldn’t yet predict the storm’s ultimate path or intensity.
An Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Vero Beach Police Department Officer stood guard and chatted with the crew under the tent.
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