As I write this, Hurricane Dorian is churning northwest across the Atlantic, taking direct aim at Green Turtle Cay and the other northern Bahamian islands. Predictions are that the storm could reach Category 3 or even 4 strength by the time it passes over the Bahamas on Sunday.
Though neither Tom nor I are on Green Turtle Cay at the moment, our amazing property managers Michael and Jennifer Sawyer of Abaco Breeze Properties have ensured that Fish Hooks is closed up tight and ready for Dorian. We’ve been in touch with a number of our friends and family members in Abaco, and everyone’s busy boarding up and battening down.
Yesterday, Bluff House posted on their Facebook page that they’ve closed early for the season: “Guests took flights out, the marina is empty and staff went home to their families. Now all we can do is stand by…and drink a few Tranquil Turtle Rum Punches!”
To eliminate debris that could blow around and injure people or damage structures, Green Turtle Cay is holding a town clean up this afternoon (August 30.)
Whether you’re in the Bahamas or the U.S., here are a few timely reminders from the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
And please don’t forget your four-legged friends. Bring animals inside if at all possible, and be sure to stock up on food, water and medications for them as well.
For updates as Dorian approaches, here are some links that may be helpful:
- NEMA’s Facebook page
- NEMA’s Twitter account
- NEMA’s Instagram account
- The Bahamas Meteorology Facebook page
- NOAA’s National Hurricane Center
For those in Dorian’s path, please take this storm seriously. Make the necessary preparations and be safe. If you can, keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing. I’ll post and share any photos or updates I receive.
Sending good wishes to all.