Usually Germans in South Lee County are hanging out on the beach or taking in a bit of shopping. Tourism from the Hinterland is big business in Southwest Florida. There are dedicated flights from the international airport and many businesses offer German-language services.
So it shouldn't be surprising that German TV would be here to cover the storm. Still it was a little shock to see the crew come in the EOC.
A roving team stopped by just for a quick conversation with a Lee County spokesman. They were heading south to chase the storm as it makes landfall and hoped to catch as much of the action as possible to beam back home for afternoon newscasts.
On Sunday, the crew shot a 25 minute piece for the Germany's version "60 Minutes." Today their broadcast should reach a half dozen networks in their country.