Travelers Hit Social Media With Remarkable Images From Hurricane Matthew
PHOTO: Tourists line up in massive queue at Disney World as Hurricane Matthew looms. (Photo courtesy Twitter/Kevin McGrath)
Hurricane Matthew has meant myriad travelers have had to ditch their travel plans in order to get to safety.
Social media has been our eyes and ears from so many corners of this massive and dangerous storm that continues to rip through Florida’s coast as of Friday.
What we have compiled for you below are reactions from those close to the travel industry. From a Disney World evacuation taking place to a battered hotel being show on Twitter, there are so many examples of travelers highlighting the dangers of Hurricane Matthew.
The Bahamas were hit hard by the passing hurricane. Here are some remarkable images coming from various parts including the Atlantis Resort.
Here is how the resort prepared, via YouTube:
Hurricane Mathews is officially out of the Bahamas and onto Florida. Sleeping still in the hurricane shelter because our hotel was flooded.— Alyssa Clements (@Alyssamclem) October 7, 2016
Not all moments were terrifying. One tourist managed to take an eerie video from the Atlantis:
The hurricane eventually meandered down the coast of Florida. And some of the more captivating images come from an iconic location. Disney World has been shut down, leading to so many startling photos and videos:
As of Thursday night, it was all boxed meals for those staying at Pop Century:
Massive queues ensue at Disney World with the threat of the cafeteria’s closure looming:
By Friday, the seriousness of the situation really set in:
#BREAKING: Disney World will be closed tomorrow. The theme park has only closed four times in its history.— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) October 6, 2016
An eerie scene:
The Weather Channel’s Alexandra Wilson shows the damage from the passing hurricane taking over the popular tourist destination:
Social media abounds with images and short anecdotes from travelers stuck due to an enormous storm that has already affected a major portion of the southeast.
"I hear a hurricane a blowin'". Ha. Tides Hotel playing CCR's Bad Moon Risin' over loudspeakers pic.twitter.com/x7tMeFT3ni— Brodie Hart (@BrodieHart) October 7, 2016
Hurricane evacuees say they became victims of crime at local hotel. Heartless crooks smashed their car windows and stole stuff— Vanessa Echols (@VEcholsWFTV) October 7, 2016
Come on!! Businesses don't jack up your prices because of hurricane,hotel normally 119$ goes for 399$ a night, shame, be safe FLORIDA!!!— leroy butler (@leap36) October 7, 2016
Hurricane Update: Staying in a pet friendly hotel is the best thing. It's like a dog show in the lobby.— Rebecca Wilkinson (@BexWilk) October 7, 2016
So this hotel sent every room letters apologizing about not having maid service because of the hurricane. Trust me it's okay hotel.— vanessa michele (@hisunshiine) October 7, 2016
Florida airport drama. Plane went on fire, airport closed down, hurricane kicking off. We were last people to leave airport to hotels. pic.twitter.com/7fJnFZQ6gp— Colin Boylan (@sunburntjets) October 7, 2016
Some, thankfully, found a respite where one was available. Here is an image with the hashtags: #waltdisneyworld, #ridingoutthestorm and #hurricanematthew.
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