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.

Quincy Walters

While Hurricane Irma has passed southwest Florida and has weakened, Lee County Officials are warning people not to venture out because the aftermath is still dangerous as of Monday morning. 

Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

As Irma head north, southwest Florida is still experiencing great winds, preventing EMS from getting to people.

The winds were brutal outside of Lee County's Emergency Operations Center. And that's why Lee County's Public Safety Acting Director Benjamin Abes said that's why EMS is unable to get to about 40 people who have called with emergencies. 

"And when the winds die down below tropical storm force, we'll initiate a response to those emergencies," said Abes. 

Photo: Quincy Walters, WGCU

As southwest Florida begins to feel the impacts of Hurricane Irma, emergency mangers in Lee County say they have stopped responding to calls due to dangerous wind speeds. Law enforcement will also stop responding soon.

Quincy Walters / WGCU News

The Lee County Operations Center is urging people to find a safe place to be by 11 p.m. Saturday night. But with shelter space running out in Lee County, that might be getting harder for some people. 

Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

A mandatory evacuation is in effect for mobile and manufactured homes in Lee County due to Hurricane Irma. 


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