Fearing Evacuation

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:28

Slow-moving hurricane Dorian pounded The Bahamas and is dangerously close to Florida’s coast today before soaking the East Coast of the #USA for the next several days.

Forced evacuations are now a hurricane-season ritual throughout the Southeastern US. Whenever storms threaten, residents of coastal states board up and hit the road, where the traffic lanes are reversed to offer a speedy escape inland.

For some people, Hurricane Dorian is the fourth storm they have had to flee in the past four years. Nenena lives near Orlando and is celebrating her 102nd birthday but she says she was in no mood for lips stick, of a cake, but did settle for creamy custard.

She has not left her home in a couple of weeks when she went to see her doctor. She is young enough to remember 1917 when affordable physicians regularly made house calls. She is also kind of anxious worrying if she needs to take a rare trip off the property and away from her home.

For the time being, Grand Bahama Island continues to get hammered. The current forecast path, probability of tropical storm winds, most likely time of arrival of tropical storm winds as well as storm surge watches. Also, note the storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the Florida east, Georgia and South Carolina coasts. The risk of life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds continues to increase along the North Carolina coast.

Here are stories written by two news sources which are much older than Nenena. The first from AP my old alma mater.

Deadly Hurricane Dorian parks itself over the Bahamas https://apnews.com/10633adb197f40f9bcbe584c0d9037a5

Hurricane Dorian bashes the Bahamas, inches towards Florida coast https://reut.rs/2LoRRTC