Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

Many heroes came to the rescue of those down in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian. Lots of broadcasters put themselves in the middle of the storm for their reporting… and that’s exactly where a TV reporter from Orlando, Florida, was when he saw a woman in distress.

News reporter Tony Atkins was covering the storm when he saw a woman in her car with the waters rising towards her car windows. She was struggling to get out, so Tony walked carefully through the water, which was above his waist, and made his way to her car.

She handed him her purse and then she crawled out of the window and on to his back. He was able to walk the woman back to safety, putting her down when he got to ankle deep water.

Another story we saw featured an Australian broadcast team. During their broadcast, suddenly, the camera shot just crashes and goes upside down. Someone picks up the camera and shows the cameraman running through the water to grab a kid he saw fall in the rushing water.

Kix’s Response:

People helping people. There’s a lot of devastation and a lot of folks coming to the rescue. To that Australian cameraman and reporter Tony Atkins of Orlando, we’re happy to recognize you both as our ACC Heroes of the Week!

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone coping with the aftermath of this hurricane.

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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