911 dispatchers under fire after parody sign-language video goes viral

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) — Two 911 dispatchers are in hot water after a parody video of a news conference about Hurricane Dorian went viral.

In the video, one Lumberton EMS worker mocked sign language while the other “gave an update” on the storm.

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The video was posted on the employees’ personal Facebook pages and was later deleted, but not before being picked up by the “Houston Black Deaf Advocates,” who reposted the video on Facebook.

ABC11 took the video to two interpreters who said the sign language was “gibberish.”

Josie Croteau was the actual interpreter for Emergency Services during the official news conference in the days leading up to Dorian. She said she was outraged when she saw the video.

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