Jacki Murphy

Half-Heartedly Trying to be Famous on the Internet Since 1999

The Privilege and Cost of Evacuating

You'd be crazy not to evacuate, they said. It's not worth the risk to stay, they implored. I live in a South Florida town called Doral, just west of Miami. It is about as far away from the coast as one can get in South Florida without ending up literally in the Everglades. No part of Doral was under an evacuation order during the lead-up to Hurricane Irma. Despite not being in an evacuation zone, the messages didn't stop coming. Family, friends, people I hadn't spoken to for years - all begging me to leave. My boyfriend and I had … Read More