We have been covering hurricanes for countless years. Never in all our lives have we experienced the emotional roller coaster ride brought on by Hurricane Dorian.
Our hearts go out to our Bahamian neighbors a mere 200 miles to the east of us. Knowing Florida, like we do, our fellow citizens will rally to the cause and donate whatever they can to the devastated islands.
One week ago, we filled our cars with gas, shopped for essentials and shifted into full throttle hurricane mode. We never stopped.
When you are in the news business you have to step up to the plate. People want and need information and our mission was (and still is) to deliver it to you when it counts.
We want to applaud our meteorologist, Donna Thomas, for her tireless devotion waiting for each days’ hurricane advisories and interpreting them with concise accuracy. Thank you, Donna!!
To help our readers formulate their own decisions we created a special page that was continually being updated with maps, graphs, photos and charts.
- Special thanks to Josh Benson and the team at Joker Media for helping us put this special Dorian page together, quickly.
- We also want to send a shout out to Bryan Norcross and Hurricane Intel for the privilege of using their live maps.
- We forged a new working partnership with Our News Bahamas, the premier newscast in The Bahamas, and are now able to offer you images and videos from the islands.
Deep down, people in the news business like to think that what we do matters to our audience. Our readership increased tenfold in the past week. If you are a new subscriber we would like to say welcome.
Hurricane Dorian is still on our radar screen and threatening the eastern coast of the U.S We hope that he decides to turn to the east and vanish into thin air over the Atlantic.
Until that day happens, we will be here for you, making sure we can provide you with up to the minute news, announcements and updates.
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Stay Safe and Stay Dry!
Mark Young, Managing Editor, SouthFloridaReporter.com
Terri Lynn, Managing Editor, SouthFloridaReporter.com*
*P.S.—Nobody covers breaking news like Mark Young!