We live in Palm Bay, Florida 10 miles west of the beaches. Friday Aug 30 we prep'ed the house and yard..... Everything off the patio, storm shutters up, all potted plants inside, etc... We stocked up on storm provisions early June at the start of Hurricane season which included drinking water, non-perishable foods, and 40 gal of gas for our 6.5 Kw Honda generator.
We sweated it out until Tuesday Sept 10th at 0200 hrs when the eye moved about 80 miles off shore and abeam of us...... All I can say is BOY were we fortunate..! All we got was some winds between 40-60 mph and very little rain. Things could have been so very much worse!
Being a Florida boy never have I experienced a hurricane that moved over the water as slowly as Dorian did. It seemed like a month for it to move north of us. Again, we were very fortunate. I really feel for the northern Bahama Islands and the folks north that was hit harder......!!!!!!
The season ends November 30th.....