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Florida Man Parks Car in Kitchen so Dorian ‘Won’t Blow It Away’

By Victor Westerkamp

A woman from Jacksonville, Florida, posted pictures of her husband’s “Smart” car parked in the kitchen so it would not be blown away by hurricane Dorian.

It started as a kind of joke, Jessica Eldridge explained, between her and her husband Patrick, Associated Press reported.

“I said there was no way he could. He said he could,” Jessica said. “So he opened the double doors and had it in. I was amazed that it could fit. He had it in with no problems.”

The garage was already occupied by Jessica’s car, so there was no other way to do it. It took some flexibility and moving around on Jessica’s side, but it worked.

“I’m hoping he will pull it out pretty soon once the wind dies down,” she said. “There is room and it’s not in the way but my dogs are confused by it.”

Dorian skimmed the southeastern coastline and is on its way to Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina as a diminished Category 2 hurricane.

Dorian hovered over the Bahamas for days as a Category 5 hurricane and ravaged the country.

New Videos Show Utter Devastation in the Bahamas After Dorian

The landscape in the northwestern Bahamas was blasted by Hurricane Dorian as rescue crews worked to try and rescue people from the remains of homes and buildings.

“Right now there are just a lot of unknowns,” Parliament member Iram Lewis said, according to The Associated Press. “We need help.”

Great Abaco Island, Bahamas
Destruction from Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas on Sept. 4, 2019. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

The official death toll stood at seven as of Sept. 4, but officials have warned that it will likely rise.

“We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history,” noted Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.

New aerial video footage showed how many houses and buildings in hardest-hit Great Abaco Island were simply leveled by the force of Dorian’s 185-mph winds.

In Freeport, located on Grand Bahama Island, flooding reached the second story of some houses, according to video footage.

Over the weekend, the storm remained standing over the Bahamas and slammed it for more than a day with Category 5 winds, torrential rains, and heavy storm surge.

“The devastation is unlike anything that we’ve ever seen before,” National Security Minister Marvin Dames said, AP reported. “We’re beginning to get on the ground, get our people in the right places. We have a lot of work in the days and weeks and months ahead.”

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report