Twin Tiers Natives Prepare for Dorian
HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) -- On Sunday, Hurricane Dorian wrote itself in the record books with sustained winds of 185 MPH, now tied second all-time for strongest Atlantic hurricanes based off winds. Dorian has caused mass destruction in the Bahamas with gusts measuring greater than 200 miles per hour. Although Hurricane Dorian is not likely to Have any impact to our region, former Twin Tiers residents who live on the eastern seaboard are bracing for the storm. We spoke with former Twin Tiers that live in the potential path of Dorian on how they are preparing.
"The end of last week, I would say like Wednesday through Friday we saw a lot of scrambling of people to get to the grocery store to get things like, batteries and water and people like to stock up on food in case the power goes out. We don't know how long you'll be waiting it out. There's a lot of lines at gas stations because a lot of people out here have generators for when the power does go out," said Lindsay Greer who currently resides in Melbourne,
Fl and is from Athens, PA.
Brevard county in Florida, where Lindsay lives, has issued a mandatory evacuation for the barrier islands that began Monday morning.
Greer also said, This weekend, a lot of people have been starting to board up their houses, board up the windows, bring stuff in from inside, trying to get as prepared as possible. Evacuations started, I believe this morning for beach side around 8 am so a lot of people have been getting their final preparations over there."
Another former resident is in North Carolina and although Dorian is not expected to be as strong as it is now residents from the Carolinas are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.
"It's almost like we are not prepared, we're still kind of regathering from Hurricane Florence. You still have people getting roofs on their house so, I think we are all really nervous about what's going to happen," said Mackenzie Moor who lives in Wilmington, NC and is from Watkins Glen, NY.
Even though these are tough times along the Eastern seaboard, many residents are coming together to help fellow neighbors out.
Christopher Cross who is originally from Corning, NY and now lives in West Palm Beach said, "We all got together and went over what we have stocked up, water, food, and everything. There's some people that live on the ground floor units, we told them if the flooding gets bad, we live on an upper unit on the third floor and said you are more than welcome to come up here if the flooding gets bad."