USF student uses social media to save dad during Dorian

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TAMPA, Fla. ‘ Many people with family in the Bahamas felt helpless as Hurricane Dorian battered the islands.

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‘He said he was in the roof and the water was seven feet high in our house, which means it was at least 15 feet high off the ground,’ USF student Asif Robinson said. ‘He said he didn’t have any food or water and had been trapped there for two days with rising waters.’

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Despite being miles away in Tampa, he posted his father’s photo and location on social media in hopes someone would rescue him.’

Robinson said the weather conditions were still too dangerous for the U.S. Coast Guard to make rescues at this time. But thanks to his photo getting shared, so much help came.


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Date: 9/5/2019 10:39:55 PM
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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) ‘ A Bahamian student at the University of South Florida is crediting social media for helping save his father, trapped in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge.

Asif Robinson, a senior studying electrical engineering who was born and raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama said there wasn’t much he could do from hundreds miles away except share his dad’s location, situation, and pray for his rescue.

Growing up in the Bahamas, Robinson had seen his fair share of hurricanes. Nothing could have prepared them, physically or emotionally, for Dorian.

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