Dominicans in Florida urged to take safety measures as Hurricane Dorian approaches

Bruno securing his home in Florida

Dominica-Florida Diaspora Comminity Leader, Alex Bruno has advised Dominicans living in Florida to take proper measures to remain safe as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

Hurricane Dorian is now at Category 5 and is currently located in the Bahamas where it is causing catastrophic damage with winds of up to 165 miles per hour.

In an interview with Dominica News Online, (DNO), Bruno stated that if Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Florida it will result in tremendous danger and future hardship.

“There are tens of thousands of Dominicans living in the state of Florida and what we expect is 160 and above miles an hour winds to cause some impact on the state,” he said. “Based on projections, however, it appears that the system might be taken on a northerly turn so it looks like the eastern belt of the state which goes all the way up to Georgia will get some serious impact from Dorian, but no one knows what is actually going to happen.”

A shuttered section of Bruno’s residence

Bruno, who lives in Boynton Beach at the southern end of Palm Beach County in Florida, further encouraged Dominicans in Florida, to follow the advice of the American authorities and adhere to the call of the federal government.

“In terms of the Dominicans living here, I would like to urge us as a community to get serious as to what is about to happen. Even if we think, based on our own understanding that it is not going to be catastrophic but take no chances.  Follow the advice of the authority, seek shelter, especially if you’re like in an area where there is  mandatory evacuation,” he advised.

Bruno added, “I’m calling on our Dominicans and Caribbean citizens to be wise, protect yourself, try to protect your family and let us try and ride out Dorian [as] safely as possible.”

He said in preparation for this category five hurricane, there is a mandatory evacuation for all residents on the east of the federal highway (residents closest to the sea); schools have been closed until Tuesday or pending further notice; people at the home for the aged have been secured with standby generators and plans have been made to keep them safe; animals have been catered for, and standby power vehicles and extra military troops have been put in place.

He urged the Dominican diaspora to remember that they are one people and should be in unity and love each other, not only during storms, but at all times.

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10 Comments

  1. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 3, 2019

    Alex Bruno is a show off. He is doing nothing but just posing for who ever is taking his pic.
    Which Diaspora community leader is Alex claiming to be?
    All these guys do is fight for power or claim power.

    • 305goon
      September 5, 2019

      I couldn’t agree more with you. This guy is nothing but a big mouth show off at best. Leader of Dominica Florida Diaspora that does absolutely nothing. Last time I heard of such group was a couple years ago when they did a show in which a lot of people wasn’t treated fairly. Alex Bruno is not a personable person and majority of Dominicans in Florida share this common idea that this guy is nothing but a big mouthed show off that think he knows it all. Question to Bruno, when last did you have a meeting with the diaspora from Dominica in FL? What’s the agenda of such diaspora group? Is there any transparency in this so called group where every member regardless of rank can view income and usage obtained by the group?

  2. Man bites dogs
    September 3, 2019

    Mr Bruno, No disrespect to you! Dominicans don’t need you to educate them on hurricane and bad stoms we have had more than our fair share of it all though out the years, thanks!!

  3. FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
    September 3, 2019

    I am praying for your safety and well-being Mr Alex Bruno!!!

  4. Norris Prevost
    September 2, 2019

    Sound Advise.Alex.
    I add my voice to it.
    Please Fellow Dominicans in Florida, take Huricane Dorian seriously and prepare yourselves to be safe before, during and after the huricane, should it come your way.
    I pray God’s protection over all of you.
    Norris Prevost

  5. Joe Blook
    September 2, 2019

    Get out of the people’s house and show your own house Mr community Impressionist

  6. DA2DBONE
    September 2, 2019

    Thank you Captain Obvious!

  7. Belle Beff
    September 2, 2019

    Community Leader?? 🤣😂🤣🤣

    • smh
      September 2, 2019

      Alas, jealousy is a bad thing eh.

  8. Get ready
    September 2, 2019

    Good job Alex! You guys stay safe.

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