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Jet Ski Used To Save During Dorian

Justin holding a GoPro while riding Seadoo Trixx

Although here in Ocean City, Maryland Hurricane Dorain left us relatively unscathed, the same can not be said for the Bahamas. Many thought the precautions they had made during past hurricanes and tropical storms would be sufficient, but unfortunately Hurricane Dorian was a slow moving Category 5. Dorian was the highest level hurricane to hit the Bahamas in recorded history. It had 185mph sustained winds and 200 mph gusts with storm surge almost 24ft high. Viral footage of the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources in the Bahamas personal home video of the storm surge reaching his home’s 2nd floor windows was amazing, but very scary. Luckily, he and his family were saved by jet ski riders on Tuesday, Sept 3. More about their rescue and the rescue of nearly a hundred other people are here in this video and article from CNN.com.

We are so glad that so many were able to be helped and rescued and efforts to help recover are on going. Please keep all the people affected by Hurricane Dorain in your thoughts.

Please remember to keep always listen for weather watches and warnings and know the difference. A watch means the storm exists and can come your way. A warning means the elements to create that kind of storm could combine and create it. If you are urged to evacuate or take shelter please follow the instruction. Here are the supplies suggested if you need to prepare for a storm(or disaster) that could knock out power and water supplies:

  • Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

See ready.gov for more information

 

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