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Hurricane Dorian has monopolized lives in Palm Coast and Flagler County for more than a week, and may yet monopolize them for days longer, if not weeks, should the hurricane prove as onerous as it could be. The following is a rough visual draft of the emergency as it has unfolded over the past few days in various parts of Flagler, with the occasional clip from elsewhere. We will continue to add to the visual record, with more recent imagery at the top. Feel free to contribute your takes. For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian, go to the main page here.
Here’s a brief video by Scott Spradley, the Flagler Beach attorney and photographer, documenting the Flagler Beach shoreline immediately before Dorian’s impact, including the segment of north Flagler Beach dunes and seawall that only a few weeks ago was completed:
Christopher Goodfellow, a Hammock resident, received the video below on Sunday, of a scene in Abaco in the northern Bahamas as it was getting overrun by Hurricane Dorian at Category 5 strength; below that, see more video from Abaco:
This is absolutely ridiculous. The constant over reporting of hurricanes has caused the public to actually turn away from following media reports which has , in turn, put the public in danger. I feel the media has a responsibility to report the hurricane but not to cause hysteria amongst citizens. People today more commonly believe the media is trying to boost sales on supplies to help the economy over their safety. Please dont let the hurricane consume your life for more than a couple of hours. The circus the hurricane coverage has slowly morphed into over the years is saddening. It plays on people’s fears.
Dave, you made an interesting and excellent point. Very well taken. Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to return to watching “The Weather Channel” like a zombie for the next 72 hours while simultaneously chewing off my fingernails!
On one hand the government is telling us to evacuate but when we turn on the TV there’s Jim Cantore and his fellow weather people standing on the beach at what is suspected land fall telling us all about it. Makes you wonder, if it’s supposed to be so bad then why are all these people that earn their living forecasting weather events doing in the so called impact zone. Makes you think it must not be going to be that bad or these people that study the weather would have left for higher ground out of the impact zone. I enjoy watching Jim Cantore and his front line reports, but it does send a mixed signal to people.
I don’t understand why the coverage is on all the major networks 24/7. Why not just one channel cover it like the weather channel. And, all these networks brag about how good their coverage is. LOL I mean a hurricane is a hurricane and the coverage is the same. Do not need it on every channel nowadays because we have apps on our phones and Internet on our computers. The TV networks even advertise their weather apps on TV. LOL
JustMe Truth says
I agree why couldn’t we have one channel reporting the hurricane coverage. We haven’t had national tv news in over a week. And Wesh kept repeating the same thing over and over. A few up dates every few hours would have been enough. They just took over the whole national news station for a week, not right.
There’s always that thing called an on/off switch. Turn it off is always an option. A hurricane of this magnitude is a real and present danger. It deserves coverage. In capitalistic America the media will cover it like a wet blanket with advertising sales at the forefront of their mind. Also, cable or roku style TV offers countless options so feel free to change the channel. When a major hurricane directly hits a major population center like Tampa, Miami to West Palm, Jacksonville you will see destruction like you won’t believe. The moral of the story, the threat is deadly real and Florida has been lucky to this point. Someday that will change.
Concerned Citizen says
In other news:
Dorian took so long to transit our area Jim Cantore was arrested for loitering..
While it’s true that the local networks and The Worry Channel report on this 24/7, it is valuable information we didn’t have in the past. It enables everyone to make informed decisions as to what to do and when during these storms. The fact is, this could have devastated south Florida just as it did to the Bahamas. If they didn’t report on it and it hit us, everyone would be complaining they weren’t warned. On a side note, the same people who can’t predict the path of a hurricane twelve hours down the road are the ones telling us the temperature is going to rise to scorching levels in 50 years. Ponder that for a moment.
Hey if you don’t like the coverage, don’t watch. Next time a hurricane comes your way, turn off the TV and hope for the best…..love Flagler Beach, glad Dorian didn’t hit you all too hard.
The Hype is all about getting people fearing for the worst. I suppose that is a good thing to possibly save a life or three. I take it all in as info. Unfortunately, the news does not cover poorly built decks that could collapse during minor tropical storm winds like the one on A1A. Building code enforcement in Flagler Beach is just as dangerous as Dorian.
Scott Gibson says
The “people” making the predictions about a dire future are the climatologists and I’ll listen to them before I’ll listen to a paid spokesman for industry. Better to be safe than sorry.
Dorian gave me the sensation I was being stalked by a turtle.