After days of waiting to see what happened, for South Florida, hurricane Dorian ended up being milder than a lot of our regular old summer storms. We tend to deal with stress with humor, so did some drills the day before for practice:
But in the end all we got was The Picture of Dorian Gray:
Though we did notice one tree missing in our view. I'd taken a bunch of BEFORE photos so we could see what the world looked like after by comparison.
But while we got off easy, the poor Bahamas were obliterated. I can't imagine a Cat 5 hurricane just sitting on top of us for over a day---things would have been very different than one missing tree and a bunch of leaves in the pool. If you're looking to help, there is a good list of places you can donate in most major newspapers. BEWARE! I'm sure a lot of scammers will pop up trying to take advantage of people's goodwill, so be sure to only donate to links you found through trusted sources.