Quincy J Walters

Reporter

Quincy Walters is a reporter and backup host for WGCU.

He started in public radio as an intern at WUSF, the NPR member station for the Tampa Bay area. A year later, he was a production intern for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. After Quincy’s internship, he returned to WUSF as a reporter.

His stories have aired on Weekend All Things Considered.

Quincy earned a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER / NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

From the Collier County Public Information Office

Evacuations - Mandatory evacuations will go into place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, for Goodland, Everglades City and Chokoloskee. Hurricane Irma has the potential to induce dangerous and damaging storm surge in those areas.

Quincy Walters / WGCU News

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.

Hotels and motels in Sanibel will be mandatorily evacuated tonight at 6 p.m.                                         Mandatory evacuation of the Barrier islands including Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island goes into effect 9 a.m. Friday.

 

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, Lee County’s Emergency Operations Center held a news conference Thursday morning. The message: if you’re planning on evacuating, do so now. Go north until you’re out of the path of the hurricane.

Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

As Hurricane Irma closes in on Florida, and despite a slight shift, counties in the southwestern part of the state are bracing for impact. 


Quincy J Walters / WGCU News

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget have some people on edge, especially in Florida. People associated with the Environmental Defense Fund or EDF aired grievances Tuesday morning. The proposed budget goes into effect Oct. 1, but  people from the EDF say now is the time to act.

Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection used ground penetrating radar on several plots of land in a predominantly black section of Fort Myers this week. For decades the City of Fort Myers used one of the plots to dump lime sludge, a by-product of water a treatment plant. That lot is being tested, along with nearby private properties and water wells, after residents found out and became concerned.

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