Tag: hurricane dorian

The Hidden Psychological Crisis That Hurricanes Leave in Their Wake

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the Bahamas has been devastating to witness, but some of its longest-lasting damage will never be visible. The Category 5 storm—which hit the northern part of the Caribbean archipelago on September 1 with winds nearing 200 mph and 25-foot floodwaters, destroying homes and leaving at least 50 people dead and about […]

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An Open Letter to the Bahamas from America’s ‘Very Bad’ Gangsters and Drug Dealers

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Dearest Bahamians, First, as the official spokesperson representing the Greater Association of Ne’er-do-wells, Goons, Shitbags and Thieves of America (GANGSTA), a consortium of America’s worst crooks, I would like to offer my condolences and best wishes on your recovery from Hurricane Dorian. We pray that the people of the Bahamas […]

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Sharpiegate: Democrats Launch Probe Into Whether Team Trump Worked to Muddy Hurricane Facts

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) at a campaign event in Dallas, July 2019. The head of the House science committee has launched an investigation related to Sharpiegate.Photo: Tony Gutierrez (Associated Press) Donald Trump wouldn’t let Sharpiegate go when he kept insisting that Alabama was too in grave danger from Hurricane Dorian, and now, neither will […]

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Trump Administration Reportedly Won’t Offer Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians Displaced by Hurricane Dorian

Two women cry after arriving at the Port of Palm Beach on the cruise ship Grand Celebration Sept. 7, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The ship arrived with hundreds of evacuees impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.Photo: Saul Martinez (Getty) Looks like Donald Trump’s fears of “very bad people” when it comes to […]

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Wilbur Ross and the Trump War on Truth

After a quiet couple of months, Wilbur Ross, the secretary of commerce, appears set on distinguishing himself again as the most compromised member of an administration that at times seems defined by ethical and moral flexibility. On Monday, The Times reported that Mr. Ross threatened last week to fire officials at the National Oceanographic and […]

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Trump Leery of ‘Very Bad Gang Members, Drug Dealers’ Entering U.S. as Hurricane Dorian Evacuees Seek Refuge

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) In the face of unspeakable tragedy, the president of the United States is supposed to serve as a source of both unwavering strength and empathy. Yet since his inauguration in 2017, Donald Trump has only proven himself to be heartless and loud at the most inappropriate times. In the immediate […]

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Trump Leery of ‘Very Bad Gang Members, Drug Dealers’ Entering US as Hurricane Dorian Evacuees Seek Refuge

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) In the face of unspeakable tragedy, the president of the United States is supposed to serve as a source of both unwavering strength and empathy. Yet since his inauguration in 2017, Donald Trump has only proven himself to be heartless and loud at the most inappropriate times. In the immediate […]

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7-Year-Old Surprised With Free Trip to Disney World After Giving Up His Savings to Feed Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

Screenshot: Good Morning America For two years, 7-year-old Jermaine Bell saved roughly $100 to help fund his family’s dream vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth—Disneyland. But with South Carolina’s Hurricane Dorian evacuees in dire need, Jermaine opted to forgo the family trip in order to buy water, chips, and other necessities for victims of […]

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Commerce Secretary Said to Have Threatened to Have Heads Roll if Weather Service Didn’t Back Trump on Alabama’s Dorian Risk

Wilbur Ross outside Trump Tower in New York, November 2016Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) In the latest fallout from Sharpiegate, the push to convince the American people that its wannabe emperor Donald Trump wears clothes, er, was correct, when he put Alabama in the path of Hurricane Dorian, went as far as threats of pink slips […]

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Wilbur Ross Reportedly Threatened to Fire NOAA Officials Over Trump’s Fake Weather Report

Well, we now have a possible explanation why NOAA put out a bizarre, unsigned press release backing President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claims and throwing its own scientists under the bus in the process. The order came down from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, three unnamed sources told the New York Times. Ross called up acting NOAA […]

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At Least 100 Bahamians Forced Off Boat Headed to U.S. Because They Didn’t Have Visas

Photo: Jose Jimenez (Getty Images) Adding to what is undoubtedly a deeply traumatic experience—losing one’s home and upending any sense of safety and normalcy—many evacuated Bahamians bound for Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian were told they could not enter the United States without proper paperwork, and reportedly as many as 130—women, men, children—disembarked […]

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Giving Back: HBCU Hampton University Offers Free Tuition to Students Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

A Bahama’s Army officer speaks with people evacuated prior boarding a ferry to Nassau at the Port in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Photo: AP Photo (Fernando Llano) Thankfully, there has been a global outpouring of support for the islands of the Bahamas, which were severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian earlier […]

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Deandre Ayton Is Pledging $100,000 To Help The Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian

While Hurricane Dorian has finally moved off of the Bahamas and travels up the east coast of the United States, the devastation it wracked on the small chain of islands and its inhabitants is only now beginning to be accounted for. Homes have been destroyed, infrastructure laid waste to, and citizens are feeling the after […]

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This Is the Dumbest White House Scandal in History and Trump Can’t Let It Go

Welcome to Day Six of one of the dumbest White House scandals in history, driven by Donald Trump’s fierce determination to prove he was right about Dorian. Trump has continued all week to harp on the debunked “fact” he tweeted Sunday that the hurricane would affect Alabama, and insisted he would’ve had the state’s back […]

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The Kings Are Joining Buddy Hield To Raise Money For Hurricane Relief In His Native Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian is currently hitting the coast of the Carolinas hard as it slowly moves up the Eastern seaboard, but the Bahamas took the most direct and devastating hit of what was then a category 5 hurricane. Dorian slowed to a near standstill while over the Bahamas, leveling many of the islands and leaving them […]

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Who Is Responsible for Donald Trump’s Hurricane Coloring Book? An Investigation

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) One of the consequences of electing a deceitful, dimwitted white supremacist to serve at the helm of a deceitful, dimwitted, white supremacist country, is that it sometimes becomes difficult to ascertain why certain things happen. Is Donald Trump spending billions of dollars on a wall because he’s so racist that […]

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Dorian Is Still Not Projected to Hit Alabama, Despite Trump’s Sharpie Map

President Donald Trump on Wednesday presented what appeared to be a crudely doctored map of Hurricane Dorian’s path, which incorrectly projected the storm hitting Alabama. The baffling display follows up on Trump’s equally incorrect tweet from this weekend, in which he falsely claimed that Alabama would be among the states “hit (much) harder than anticipated.” […]

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Our Extremely Normal President May Have Altered A Hurricane Map With A Sharpie To Remain ‘Correct’

Getty Image On the heels of his incredibly important Twitter feud with actress Debra Messing during a series of national crises, President Donald Trump turned his attention back to Hurricane Dorian, the Category 2 storm that devastated the Bahamas and is currently threatening the east coast. He did so by hosting a brief information session […]

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Rihanna, Ludacris Among Celebs to Pledge Support to Victims of Hurricane Dorian: ‘You Are In Our Prayers’

Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) The unspeakable destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian has destroyed far more than just property in the Bahamas. Thankfully, pop princess Rihanna has pledged to help restore what was lost. The 31-year-old mogul in the making took to Twitter to empathize with those affected by the storm and offered the support […]

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At Least 7 Reported Dead in Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian’s Devastation

Photo: HeadKnowles Foundation (via Getty Images) As Hurricane Dorian finally pulled out of the Bahamas Tuesday night, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis had a grim assessment of the devastation caused by the storm, which had pummeled the islands for three straight days. “We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our […]

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