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USGatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”

00:10  03 september  2019
00:10  03 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort faces potential threat as Hurricane Dorian approaches

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort faces potential threat as Hurricane Dorian approaches President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort faces a potential threat from Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to make landfall in Florida this weekend.The storm, which officials say could become a Category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida coast, is likely to land in Melbourne, Fla. - which sits about 115 miles north of Trump's Palm Beach resort, the Tampa Bay Times reports.It's unclear where exactly the storm will hit and how strong it will become, and Mar-a-Lago sits in the "cone of uncertainty" as Dorian takes shape in the coming days, according to the Times.

Florida park promises its gators won’t escape if Hurricane Dorian hits. Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland , posted a 2-minute video on Facebook on Saturday to update “So rest assured, you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ’ t one of ours , alright?”

Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you are wandering around Central Florida after Hurricane Dorian passes and come across an alligator, it didn’t come from Gatorland.

Former Canadian prime minister hopes Hurricane Dorian strikes 'direct hit on Mar a Lago'

Former Canadian prime minister hopes Hurricane Dorian strikes 'direct hit on Mar a Lago' As Hurricane Dorian is predicted to hit Florida by Labor Day, the former prime minister of Canada cheered the fact that President Trump's golf resort at Mar-a-Lago appears to be in its path. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.Kim Campbell, who served as the 19th Canadian prime minister for less than five months in 1993, tweeted that she is "rooting" for Trump's favorite getaway destination to take a direct hit. Campbell was not alone among Twitter users in hoping the hurricane hurts Trump in some way.

The attraction’s CEO Mark McHugh posted a video Saturday on Facebook that assured area residents that the park has been working to secure their animals — which include hundreds of birds, some bobcats and panthers — in anticipation of the approaching storm.

The video had racked up more than 46,000 views since it was posted early Saturday evening.

“Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool, it ain’t one of ours,” McHugh says in the video on the company’s Facebook page, which has more than 200,000 likes.

The park’s alligators will likely ride out any storm that comes through Central Florida under water, with an occasional trip to the surface to grab some air.

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Meanwhile, park staff will stay at Gatorlando during the storm, ready to assess and repair damage to the park once winds drop below tropical-storm levels.

As for the gators, these storms are nothing new for them, McHugh said in the video.

“They have been around for 75 million years,” he said. “It ain’t their first rodeo with a nasty storm.”

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Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief in Bahamas.
NBA legend Michael Jordan announced Tuesday that he will donate $1 million to assisting with the relief efforts in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. © Streeter Lecka/Getty Images"I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently," Jordan said in a statement. "My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones. As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact.

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