Florida Sign Language Interpreter Warns of "Bear Monsters" at Hurricane Irma Briefing
18 September, 2017, 02:38 | Author: Brenda Erickson
"It was horribly unnerving for me to watch that knowing that I could provide a qualified certified interpreter", said McCarthy.
Before Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, Manatee County leaders were preparing to address the public with "crucial" information.
"They said yes, for the next morning at 9:30 am", she said.
Greene, a lifeguard for the county, veered off course when he began signing words like "pizza", "bear", and "monster", among others - words that had nothing to do with the press conference.
Sign language interpreters are as common a sight as news cameras and reporters at press briefings these days, particularly when it comes to emergency matters such as an impending natural disaster. But she claims no one from the county ever called her.
"I kinda panicked for a minute, then I just knew I had to provide a transcript of what was being said for the hearing impaired", he said.
Nelson Mandela memorial: An interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial in 2013 signed gibberish, leaving many questioning if it was a distasteful prank. Also, Greene kept turning his head and looking at the person talking at the podium.
The person communicating via sign language always looks straight ahead when communicating the content of the press conference or event.
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