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Old Yesterday, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 AM
 
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Word from Elbow Cay is that Captain Jacks and Harbours Edge are gone, Lodge is mostly destroyed as is Abaco Inn. Heard that Sea Spray is gone. Historic Hopetown is changed forever. Early photos show extensive damage to every building left standing. Every wood dock is gone. US Coast Guard already has at least two boats in Marsh Harbour and USCG helicopters are landing where they can to evacuate sick and injured. Those that would like to directly help the people on the outer islands of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War should give directly to Hopetown Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Search for them and beware fake fundraising sites and links. Red Cross money will probably not get to the harder hit outer islands.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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What a horrible storm. My heart goes out to everyone impacted by the hurricane.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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In the video I saw, the people in one story shacks were walking over to some two story concrete apartments. They were standing in the second floor hallways.
I hope that's safe enough. I know it's not the same type of event but those videos of the tsunamis in Indonesia & Japan keep running through my mind where all those buildings buckled from the force of the surging water, not to mention all the debris.

I suppose with the advantage of the warnings there wouldn't be entire huge boats crashing into buildings?
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The point about Floridians is a generalization at best. What about the people that can't move, the bedridden, the elderly, the poor that have no money or transportation available to them. Some folks just can't up and move inland or to higher ground on a 24 hour notice.
Regardless of the natural event or where it strikes in the world, there are people that can't escape its consequences.
There are also people who try to help, some effectively, some not so much.
Funnily enough, my car was in the shop early last week (tune up) and we could not get it out because the shop kept having to fix people's cars wanting to evacuate. So I temporarily knew what it was like to not be able to evacuate.

It was scary.
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Old Yesterday, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Horrible. I want to donate items-not money to help them out. Waiting to find out whats needed so I can shop
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Old Yesterday, 11:50 AM
 
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Was wishing and hoping this wouldn't have much of anything in common with Galveston Texas in 1900. But now the information is that half of Grand Bahama is under water.
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Old Yesterday, 12:06 PM
 
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What about the people that can't move, the bedridden, the elderly, the poor that have no money or transportation available to them. Some folks just can't up and move inland or to higher ground on a 24 hour notice. Regardless of the natural event or where it strikes in the world, there are people that can't escape its consequences.
Think about this whenever there are mandatory evacuation orders issued in areas with many low income residents. What about those without resources to get away? Bahamian leader said as doctor he is especially sensitive to suffering of others, yet with hurricane history in his homelands, where is government emergency plan to get all residents to safe place? IMO no one should have to "ride it out", especially those with children/elderly at home.

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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
 
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Horrible. I want to donate items-not money to help them out. Waiting to find out whats needed so I can shop
Are you in a location where you can help out with sorting donated items for relief?

I think if you do that one time, that will forever turn you off of donating things rather than cash.

Even when people drop off exactly what is needed, i.e., diapers and food in cans that don't require can openers to open, the effort to sort it all and get it where it's needed is monumental.
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Wow. There's some cold comments in here.

Floridians can move inland out of the hurricane's way. People in the Bahama's can't. I fear the worst is in store for them.
Have you people ever been to the Bahamas? Once you are away from the fancy resorts and the international banks, a good chunk of the population are dirt-poor and live in shacks.
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