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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM
 
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Very little information, and a few early videos. Apparently Dorian will pound the bahamas for the next day or so at a category 5. Headed for Freeport.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather...6?icid=related
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Very little information, and a few early videos. Apparently Dorian will pound the bahamas for the next day or so at a category 5. Headed for Freeport.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather...6?icid=related
I feel for them too, but it sort of goes with the territory. It's major downside of living in paradise.
Just hoping for a zero death toll, but that may be wishful thinking.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
 
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I feel for them too, but it sort of goes with the territory. It's major downside of living in paradise.
Just hoping for a zero death toll, but that may be wishful thinking.
Um hm. But I think that's VERY wishful thinking. Some of those little islands are so small that the entire island is apparently flooding - and there's no where to go. Unlike larger land pieces, you can go inland.

I think this will be a game changer for them. They will be bisected in time - before and after Dorian.
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Old Yesterday, 06:31 PM
 
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Um hm. But I think that's VERY wishful thinking. Some of those little islands are so small that the entire island is apparently flooding - and there's no where to go. Unlike larger land pieces, you can go inland.

I think this will be a game changer for them. They will be bisected in time - before and after Dorian.
You're probably right. It's usually the storm surge that takes the most lives, if I recall correctly.
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Old Yesterday, 06:38 PM
 
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I feel for them too, but it sort of goes with the territory. It's major downside of living in paradise.
Just hoping for a zero death toll, but that may be wishful thinking.
I don't feel much sympathy. Don't they know what happens there?

We all make our choices .
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Old Yesterday, 06:41 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I don't feel much sympathy. Don't they know what happens there?

We all make our choices .
Yes I know, but it's still sad to see it happening.
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Old Yesterday, 06:42 PM
 
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I don't feel much sympathy. Don't they know what happens there?

We all make our choices .
I believe most of the Bahamas are populated by native people, who didn't "choose" to live there. They were born there, into this paradise, and they aren't typically wealthy. This is their home.

And they've never in the history of time weathered a storm like this. In the history of time. So in the past, this has been a good safe bet for a place to live out a glorious, if somewhat impoverished, life.

Your response is incredibly cold, scrat, and my guess is it stems from a belief that if you just believe you are wiser than people who have terrible tragedies befall them, you won't have any bad luck yourself.

:-(
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM
 
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They're predicting up to 4 feet of rain to go with the 175 mph winds. Ouch. At least they're used to hurricanes there; they should have shelters available. Hopefully they make it okay.
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Old Yesterday, 06:59 PM
 
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They're predicting up to 4 feet of rain to go with the 175 mph winds. Ouch. At least they're used to hurricanes there; they should have shelters available. Hopefully they make it okay.
Well, it's not the same thing as if you're in Florida, or New Orleans, where you can go inland for shelter.

Here's a map. The Island titled "The Bahamas" is sort of big - but that whole smattering of thin stringy islands include Nassau (and Paradise Island) and the Island that contains Freeport, a huge tourist destination but also home to a LOT of people. There's no where to go in a flood. The idea of taking shelter is a different thing if you live on a large land mass like the US, where there's somewhere to GO to avoid the hurricane.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Th...28!4d-77.39628
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Old Yesterday, 07:46 PM
 
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My parents own an air b&b in Puerto Rico and are nervous about the damages the storm will do.
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