Disaster planning and response

The lounger in which Virginia Mosvold was rescued from her home in Ol' Freetown Farm, flooded by the waters of Hurricane Dorian, lays abandoned on the side of the road on the outskirts of Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The 84-year-old Mosvold was taken to a hospital in Freeport. Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 04, 2019 - 9:55 pm
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday...
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Julia Aylen wades through waist deep water carrying her pet dog as she is rescued from her flooded home during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and crippled hospitals. Julia Aylen is the daughter of Photojournalist Tim Aylen, author of this photo. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
September 03, 2019 - 11:09 pm
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Dorian continues to lash the east coast of Central Florida as a strong Category 2 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian is now about 95 miles (152 kilometers) east of Cape Canaveral,...
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Volunteers walk under the wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian through a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The storm’s punishing winds and muddy brown floodwaters devastated thousands of homes, crippled hospitals and trapped people in attics. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 03, 2019 - 7:50 pm
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least five deaths were reported, with the...
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CORRECTS FROM CANAL TO ROAD - A road is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
September 02, 2019 - 11:09 pm
McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11 p.m. Hurricane Dorian remains stationary as it continues to pummel Grand Bahama Island. At 10:50 p.m. EDT Monday, the ferocious storm's center was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Freeport Grand Bahama...
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Kristen Davis watches the high surf from a boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with her daughter Addie Davis, 4, as winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the fronds of a palm tree in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 02, 2019 - 5:25 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's become a hurricane-season ritual in the Southeast: When a storm threatens, coastal residents board up homes, load up SUVs and fill highways where the traffic lanes are reversed to offer a speedy escape inland. For some people, Hurricane Dorian is the fourth storm...
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September 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says evacuations of his state's coast are going well as Hurricane Dorian threatens. The evacuation order for 820,000 people living along the entire South Carolina coast went into effect at noon Monday. McMaster said transportation officials...
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September 02, 2019 - 11:33 am
The names of hurricanes may change, but one thing seems to stay the same: Misinformation spreads quickly during these dangerous storms. Hurricane Dorian, an extremely powerful Category 4 storm that has brought misery to the Bahamas since making landfall Sunday, is expected to be no different. Here'...
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A car returns to the capital under the previous rain before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
September 01, 2019 - 7:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Mandatory evacuation orders in Florida for low-lying and flood-prone areas and mobile homes are taking effect starting either Sunday or Monday from Palm Beach County north to at least the Daytona Beach area, and some counties...
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A large boat is moved to a storage lot on dry land at a marina in Cape Canaveral, Fla. as boat owners prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, The latest forecast says Dorian is expected to stay just off shore of Florida and skirt the coast of Georgia, with the possibility of landfall still a threat on Wednesday, and then continuing up to South Carolina early Thursday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 31, 2019 - 6:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Orlando International Airport will shut down Monday at 2 a.m. as Hurricane Dorian makes its way toward the Florida coast. Officials at the airport say it is closing "out of an abundance of caution" and so the 25,000 people who...
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A child evacuated from a nearby Cay due to the danger of floods drags his suitcase when he arrives on a ship at the port before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Sweeting's Cay, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Saturday Aug. 31, 2019. Dorian bore down on the Bahamas as a fierce Category 4 storm Saturday, with new projections showing it curving upward enough to potentially spare Florida a direct hit but still threatening parts of the Southeast U.S. with powerful winds and rising ocean water that causes what can be deadly flooding. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 31, 2019 - 5:05 pm
McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian shut down some hotels in the northern Bahamas and forced some evacuations Saturday as the fierce Category 4 storm prepared to unleash torrents of rain and howling winds but was projected to spin farther away from the coast of the Southeast U.S...
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