Hurricane Dorian - August/September 2019 #1

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  1. PayrollNerd

    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    They do but they also have headcount to staff ratios that they must adhere to. They will likely send in a floating hospital ship and keep it offshore. They will likely send in empty cruise ships to pull survivors off.

    I can tell you our experience through a devastating hurricane is heartbreaking. My daughter (age 25 at the time and a grad student at UVI) rode out Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas (2017). They closed the airport 3 days in advance and no one could get out. It was so devastating that when a ship brought the troops 2 days afterward, they literally walked up on Brewers Beach as if they were storming the island. She just stood in awe sobbing, barely choking out thank you to every marine who walked by her. She had been surviving with no power or water, no police force, robberies, floating bodies, dead friends, etc. She had had very little food because of food allergies. The military rations they handed out, she couldn't eat. It just so happened that the box I shipped her with snacks, had arrived the day before Irma hit. Her story of survival and getting off that island is nothing short of miraculous. I'm sending up some earnest prayers for these Bahamian people. I am also watching how their government responds because God know the US could certainly learn a thing or two!!!
     


  2. ?mysterian?

    ?mysterian? Well-Known Member

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    Hurricane Dorian Update Statement

    600 PM EDT...2200 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...26.9N 78.4W
    ABOUT 30 MI...55 KM NE OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
    ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 INCHES

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    Still stationary
     
  3. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    A woman in the Bahamas has sheltered nearly 100 stray and abandoned dogs inside her home to protect them from Hurricane Dorian.

    Chella Philips, manager of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, has given refuge to 97 dogs inside her home on Nassau, New Providence.

    In a viral Facebook post, Philips shared several photos and updates on the dogs' condition as Hurricane Dorian slammed into the island.

    '97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom. It has been insane since last night, poop and piss non stop but at least they are respecting my bed and nobody has dared to jump in,' she wrote.

    PICTURED: Bahamas resident brings 97 dogs into her home to give shelter during Hurricane Dorian | Daily Mail Online

    Thank goodness for this lovely, kind Lady. This story made me smile. Everyone affected continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  4. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    Hurricane Diana a CAT 4 was forecast to make landfall near the Outer Banks but stalled for three days very near Southport, NC then looped out to sea and came back as a CAT 1 and made landfall in Southport. I lived in Southport at the time and the waiting was excruciating.
     
  5. JudgeJoe

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    You must have been terrified- glad your daughter is ok!
     
  6. JudgeJoe

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    I’m not superstitious, but no more lady hurricane names that start with “D”!
     
  7. Momof4RN

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    Well I just read hurricane Patricia was the worst ever recorded on earth. Then there is Katrina, Irma, Florence ,Sandy, Maria...so how about just no more lady hurricane names?
     
  8. ?mysterian?

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    Hurricane Dorian Update Statement


    INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...26.9N 78.4W
    ABOUT 30 MI...55 KM NE OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
    ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...941 MB...27.79 INCHES

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    Still stationary
     
  9. PayrollNerd

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    Camille was another catastrophic hurricane.
     
  11. KALI

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    Poor Bahamas! What hell for them. Has a hurricane this strong ever done this before?

     
  12. KALI

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    Thousands in shelter in one place? This sounds like the dome during Katrina.

     
  13. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    I remember Camille very well, estimated 200 mph winds.
     
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  14. imstilla.grandma

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    Snipped for length: In a State of Emergency and people's lives in danger, there shouldn't be any headcount to staff ratios requirements, it's an emergency FGS. People have died there who could have been saved. I can't imagine just sailing away and leaving people behind who will be fighting to stay alive. No excuse IMO and I'm just jumping off your post and not directing my feelings toward you.
     
  16. Inthedetails

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    People posting on twitter asking for rescue on the islands that have been hit.
     
  17. PayrollNerd

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    I completely agree. When my daughter was evacuated from St. Thomas, she and 100s of other people were shoulder to shoulder sitting on the front deck of a Coast Guard boat. Someone snapped a picture and texted it to me. They went to San Juan, put them on a huge Delta flight, took them to Miami. To this day we have no idea who paid for that plane - but it wasn't the passengers. They were told they'd be taken to Miami and after that they were on their own. We were able to get her to Tampa within hours after landing in Miami.
     
  18. Lato

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    OBE.....we went to the Coast as newly graduated nurses.....wanted to help the medical team....but we couldn't find the streets in order to know if we were in the right place or had we gone too far? There was nothing familiar.
    There were no houses.....just slabs. Ended up doing first aid and giving tetanus shots in Gulfport, I believe.
    My first hurricane memory is the "Hurricane of 1947". It hit New Orleans and we were just kids. Dad had us all in the hallway. The doors were shaking and I held on to one of the door handles. Hurricane memories last for a long time...lol.
     
  19. JudgeJoe

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    You are absolutely right- in emergency there are always regulations that should be ditched. Maybe some cruise ships offered to take islanders who didn’t want to evacuate though? Time & time again people weigh the odds & choose to ride out the storm only to regret it later. It’s hard to make the choice to leave your home, your history, your memories- especially when no storm of this magnitude has ever hit Bahamas. Some may have just declined offers thinking it’d be ok.
     
  20. Only4Justice

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    I’ve started to hate the phrase “thoughts and prayers” because of mass shootings. But in this case, it fits. xoxo
     
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