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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:14 PM

As Dorian loomed, Disney left staff on its Bahamian island. Cruise line says they're safe

Miami Herald
BY MONIQUE O. MADAN SEPTEMBER 01, 2019 09:55 PM

A crew of Disney Cruise Line workers rode out the most powerful hurricane to hit the Northwest Bahamas on a private island the company calls Castaway Cay.

The company, responding to social media questions raised by the sister of one staffer, insisted that its employees were safe in a strong hurricane shelter as the eye of the 185 mile per hour hurricane passed just to the north.

“My sister is stuck in the middle of a Cat 5 hurricane. We were told they would evacuate and they didn’t. Left them behind!! Why??,” Meg Green posted on Twitter. In another tweet, she wrote: “Remember that time [Disney Cruises] left 97 employees on a tiny island in a Catagory 5 hurricane? I do.”

...A spokesperson for Disney confirmed the company evacuated all its guests but said that there was no need send away its staffers because they had a hurricane shelter on the property built to withstand Category 4 conditions and that the eye of the storm was forecast to pass well to the north, sparing the island of Dorian’s strongest winds.

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https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article234627417.html?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply As Dorian loomed, Disney left staff on its Bahamian island. Cruise line says they're safe (Original post)
bronxiteforever Sep 2019 OP
bobbieinok Sep 2019 #1
jpak Sep 2019 #2
superpatriotman Sep 2019 #6
Guilded Lilly Sep 2019 #3
Totally Tunsie Sep 2019 #4
procon Sep 2019 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Sep 2019 #7
PCIntern Sep 2019 #8

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:19 PM

1. Sounds rather uncaring, IMHO

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:29 PM

2. Yo Disney - it's a fucking Cat 5+

Thoughts and prayers..

Assholes

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Response to jpak (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 08:52 AM

6. +1

They don’t care

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:17 AM

3. Disney is a massive business that hides behind the cutesy brand.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:28 AM

4. From the article:

Disney could not confirm Sunday night how many workers were on the island, but according to Disney’s website, about 60 workers live there year-round. The company said it was in constant communication via satellite phone every hour, on the hour.

...until such time that they're not.

How is that supposed to be reassuring? So, hours in, they're desperate for help...Who, at that point, can do what? What does it matter that they're in constant contact if there's no way to actually assist?

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:57 AM

5. Disney Corp is more interested to protecting

their property than the workers. Assuming they all survive, mgmt will have an on cite labor pool to start the clean up so tourist dollars won't be lost.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 09:22 AM

7. That's Disney for you. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 10:00 AM

8. Probably billing them exorbitantly for

Rent in the shelter. Food and drink not included of course

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