PortandTerminal.com, September 9, 2019
The staff at PortandTerminal.com just went through Hurricane Dorian as a Category 2 hurricane. It made us acutely aware of the destruction and terror people in the Bahamas experienced as it hit their small island as a full force Category 5 monster. They urgently need our help.
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The editorial team at PortandTerminal.com all live in Halifax which was just hit by Hurricane Dorian last Saturday. We’re just now getting our power back up and starting to clean up the mess. While the hurricane here was serious and damaging to the port city of Halifax, what we went through is NOTHING compared to the suffering and trauma of the Bahamians. First a quick run-down on Dorian’s impact on Halifax and then an urgent appeal for your help for the Bahamians.
Hurricane Dorian hit us last Saturday at around 14:00. Most of us lost power almost right away. We’re just now slowly getting it back on and starting to clean up the mess. By the way, if you’re in the market for partly thawed freezer meat, the PortandTerminal.com team will cut you a deal. Most refrigerator and freezer contents have been spoiled in homes without back-up generators.
Over 400,000 homes in Nova Scotia lost power during Dorian. For a small province with just under a million people, that means that just about everybody here was without power. Thousands of homes are still without power as of Monday night, almost 72 hours after the storm, and many probably won’t have it until next week according to Nova Scotia Power. They say that Dorian ranks as the most serious power outage in their history.
Canadians love nothing more than bad weather. We have lots of it, so making jokes about it is what we do best. Here are a few images that we found funny during Dorian.
Please help the people of the Bahamas now
You can make a donation online at RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Givers also have the option of texting the word DORIAN to 90999, which will automatically donate $10 to Dorian relief efforts (the charge should appear on your phone bill).
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