Hurricane Dorian made its first landfall on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas, at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts over 220 mph. A second landfall occurred shortly thereafter over Marsh Harbour, on the island of Great Abaco, with the same intensity.
While this powerful, historic hurricane still spins, unsung heroes are preparing to deploy, and no, we are not talking about our military.
Dozens of linesman have gathered in Wildwood, Florida, and are prepared to leave their families and put themselves in danger if Dorian hits any part of the Florida coast, Georgia, or the Carolinas.
According to the Department of U.S Labor and Statistics, being a linesman is in the top 10 for most dangerous jobs.
Dalton Waldroup shared the incredible video and tagged Josh Dooley, Daniel Groves, and Corey Brown.
Trish Moss, wrote, “This is amazing. In my opinion, besides our military, these are true heroes.”
“Thank God for these men who do this every day, especially in the aftermath of a storm. It is horrible to be without power for any amount of time, or for list stations to be down. And if you are elderly or have young children, it is even harder. We thank you,” Tanya Ridge wrote.
The National Hurricane Center said Dorian is the strongest hurricane in modern times to ever hit the northwestern Bahamas and it was tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record with the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.
Thank you, Mr. Waldroup, for sharing this video with us.