Hurricane Dorian observations from brand messaging strategist and speaker Loren Weisman after the storm left Florida.
From Wikipedia about the Hurricane: “Hurricane Dorian was a long-lived, extremely powerful and destructive Category 5 hurricane that devastated the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant damage to the Southeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. It was the fifth depression, fourth named storm, second hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane caused catastrophic damage to Grand Bahama and Abaco Island, with at least 70,000 people left homeless.”
As the storm which did very little to Florida approached, the Hurricane Dorian Observations I witnessed included the full array of those that acted in love and patience with a thoughtful consideration and respect for others around them. Then, on the opposite side of the spectrum, the ones that acted in total fear with no consideration for anyone or anything around them.
Watching people push, shove and yell for gas to water to anything was sad. It is strange in seeing how people actually act when there is a potential problem or crisis coming. The same people that seem so perfectly sweet, kind and honorable when everything is ok. The types you would never suspect to flip a switch and become everything they do not appear to be and seem like they could never be.
In the end of my hurricane Dorian observations…
I found myself not wishing fear or a crisis on anyone, but more so wanting to learn about how people around me from a working standpoint interact and react when a crisis or fear kick in. To me, those that can hold their professionalism, morals, honors and respect for others in the best of times and the worst of times are the ones I want around me all the time.