DM reports Sidney Poitier family are missing after Hurricane Dorian

DM reports Sidney Poitier family are missing after Hurricane Dorian

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of the Bahamas. The United States jumped right in to help rescue people stranded on rooftops. I know we will remain committed to our neighbor in any way we can. It was reported…

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DM reports Sidney Poitier family are missing after Hurricane Dorian

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of the Bahamas. The United States jumped right in to help rescue people stranded on rooftops. I know we will remain committed to our neighbor in any way we can. It was reported that one British Navy Royal vessel was there to help.

 

I do look forward to Prince Charles or Prince William to make a trip to view the devastation and support the commonwealth island.

 

Please, Support the Red Cross to continue their work when needed.

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Just seen this, JD.

We were right in the middle of the only hurricane in GB in 1987, I don’t think I have ever been so scared, so I understand a little how you must be feeling.

I’ll be thinking of you and everyone in Florida, and I’m praying for you as I write this.

Much love, Kitty ❤

Thank you, Kitty, that means so much to me. The morning forecasts look good for SW Florida, but the East will…

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Just seen this, JD.

We were right in the middle of the only hurricane in GB in 1987, I don’t think I have ever been so scared, so I understand a little how you must be feeling.

I’ll be thinking of you and everyone in Florida, and I’m praying for you as I write this.

Much love, Kitty ❤

 

Thank you, Kitty, that means so much to me. The morning forecasts look good for SW Florida, but the East will get tumbled. My anxiety level has gone down. Let’s pray dry air attacks this nastiness. I’m not ready for this.

 

Kitty, you know first hand how bad it can get. Dorian is going so slow that it’s hard to forecast. The European model and the American model are almost in agreement. Will it enter a bit more south and then turn north once making landfall?  Again, it can change as the day goes on.

 

My biggest worry on the west coast is sustained winds for hours. I remind people it’s the storm surge that kills people, so when the hurricane moves on the rivers will continue to break the banks.

Live: Fox News: Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Live: Fox News: Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Here is a live view of Hurricane Dorian stay informed and know your escape routes.  Water, food, and medicine for seven days, be prepared.

  • food
  • water
  • medicine
  • documentation
  • cash
  • fuel, propane, gas, charcoal, grill, tea kettle
  • candles
  • batteries
  • radio
  • check your generators, they may need new gas and don’t forget to buy fuel stabilizers
  • pets, cages, food, vet papers
  • cell phone charger
  • baby wipes
  • ble…

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Hurricane Dorian windspeed predictions. See the green dot, that me and as of 12:48 PM, EST that’s 70mph sustained winds. Since the storm is going so slow the damage will be immense. 

Dorian has a clear path across the warm waters of the Caribbean, no land to slow it down. It will reach here as a cat 4. 

My second hurricane and yes, the anxiety is high. Right now, the storm is so hard to predict the uncertainty for residence is paralyzing.  

Get prepared for seven days of food, water, propane, gas it could be a long time before the power comes back on. 

I will be staying in touch with Vintagesoul1975 throughout the storm. As long as my hotspot remains intact, I’ll be able to post.

Pray for Florida. 

Live: Fox News: Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Here is a live view of Hurricane Dorian stay informed and know your escape routes.  Water, food, and medicine for seven days, be prepared.

  • food
  • water
  • medicine
  • documentation
  • cash
  • fuel, propane, gas, charcoal, grill, tea kettle
  • candles
  • batteries
  • radio
  • check your generators, they may need new gas and don’t forget to buy fuel stabilizers
  • pets, cages, food, vet papers
  • cell phone charger
  • baby wipes
  • bleach
  • contractor trash bags

For people with well water, fill bathtubs up with water and all the tubs you can get your hands on. Your Toilet will not work without electricity. A big lesson we learned from Irma, nine people, drinking beer, say no more. It’s code to have a hurricane party if you can.

 

Safety for dummies, don’t start your generator indoors, duh!  Wait until after the storm to start it.

 

If you go to your friend’s house for safety, please note that just because the storm stopped doesn’t mean the tidal surges have stopped. Flooding is the cause of death!  Let me explain. After being cooped up in a house with nine-plus people that you may not like, you have the urge to GTFU, not a good idea no matter if your husbands need more beer.

In their first attempt to find the way out of Buckingham, FL the Orange River banks had crested, there went one BMW, totaled!

 

They waited a few more hours and decided we should go the opposite way. Okay, we are in horse country, and I observed the houses were high up on fill dirt, hmm.  Okay, homeowners are waving and laughing as this makeshift caravan makes it’s way down partially flooded roads. Big Trucks on lifts come barreling down the road, causing the cars to drown out, thanks a lot. Stranded vehicles are on the side of the road abandoned.

 

No, that wasn’t good enough of a sign to turn around. The leader in his Caddilac decided to turn off the road. Instead of going straight, he made another right turn onto a flooded pond like the road. We watched his car float down the street. The second car totaled.

 

There was nothing we could do to help them, this is a swamp country, and we already had reports of gators and snakes.  They did manage to float to a residence we laugh about it now.

 

Now, we had to go back out on to the main flooded road again, and I’ve never prayed so hard in my life as my two cats are in the back MEOWing nonstop, full-blown anxiety attack ensues with nowhere to run.

 

MEOWING or Alligator, your thinking hard DON’T YELL at your husband, it is his fault, but it won’t solve anything!

 

I’m talking to the car like the little engine that could while the exhaust fumes were entering the vehicle! UGH, internally screaming!  We just make it! We got to the main highway and watched the devastation for miles of downed lines, trees, and sheer sadness comes over you.  Your thinking what I’m I going to find when I get home?

 

My sometimes knuckleheaded husband does pretty well, he used his mad skills from being a flatbed steel hauler and strapped our Van to the carport with all our concrete lawn ornaments and stuff from the patio. Oh wow, this is pretty good, no flooding, only one-panel missing from the shed, Hey what’s this all this pink stuff?  Oh shit, it’s my neighbor roof, peeled back like a sardine can.  Three homes on that street got hit with a tornado and part of a roof was on a powerline.  With a Cat five, we did pretty well.

 

Five days, no electric, generator never made from Home Depot it was still stuck in Atlanta. Hey, the toilet worked! Thank heavens for small blessings.

God bless and be safe! 🌸😎😘🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼