Hurricane Irma: singled out a woman from Fort McMurray

News 9 September, 2017
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    Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:36

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    EDMONTON | Alberta, who had fled in may 2016 the devastating fire of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has again had to face an evacuation chaotic, then it was the second day of vacation in Miami, Florida, Condition which darkens the monstrous hurricane Irma.

    Christine Drul said the station CHED 630 AM, based in Edmonton, she was desperate to escape the threat of Irma.

    “There was no word about [Irma] before leaving for my trip,” said the resident of Fort McMurray, which was found two days after his arrival in Miami that nature was threatening to make havoc on the peninsula.

    “So I called to see if I could move my flight, but there were more of them leaving Florida. It was then that I realized that this was becoming serious,” she recounted.

    Also, she has rented a vehicle and drove to Atlanta, in the neighboring state of Georgia, to finally find a seat aboard a plane. This trip of almost 1100 km, however, not made without anguish, and the woman told the radio that she had experienced more emotions in fleeing Florida in escaping the flames which ravaged his city, last year, in the north of Alberta.

    “It was really worse shared Ms. Drul. I was on vacation in Miami and I had to get out of there to drive up to Atlanta. I had no idea what I was doing. At least, to Fort McMurray, the driving was a little easier. All he had to do was follow the road.”

    Rally Atlanta from Miami usually takes nine hours, or 10 hours for the feet, less ponderous. In the current conditions, with highways crowded Floridiens fleeing from Irma, he took 15.

    She’s landed just in time at the Atlanta airport, one of the largest in the United States, to take a flight to Seattle, then another to Edmonton. She arrived in the alberta capital on Thursday night.

    “I was looking forward to this vacation, this was a difficult year, she shown. The fire, the loss of employment: I was looking forward to fall holidays, and I ended up fleeing a hurricane of category 5,” said Ms. Drul, who still hope to drop off again, his luggage in Florida.