It was the smart thing to do.
After wreaking havoc in the Bahamas where rescue crews are only just starting to assess the damage, hurricane Dorian is heading up the US to coast via Florida toward the Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina coastlines. Cars are high on the list of property that can be easily damaged when winds are pushing around anything that isn't nailed down, and a man in Florida has taken advantage of his diminutive Smart car's size and done the smart thing. He parked it in his kitchen for safekeeping.
"My husband was afraid his car might blow away and my car is in the garage," says Jess Ica on Facebook where she posted the pictures. He's right to be afraid as well, we wouldn't like to test the tiny 1,900-pound car against Dorian's 100+ mph sustained winds. We say plus because its highest wind speed has been recorded at 183 mph. We applaud the ingenious idea of getting the Smart car into the house rather than leaving it in the street, although the dogs don't look too impressed and breakfast could be a tight affair.
Ica also mentions that their Jacksonville home has a double garage, but that was protecting her Dodge Challenger and his Nissan truck from flying debris. Say what you like about the Challenger's aerodynamics, there's not much chance a mere hurricane is going to knock that lump of steel around.
What's most impressive, and a true testament to the Smart car's ability to fit in the most unlikely places, is that the couple got it into the kitchen through a set of double doors. And for those that are wondering, Ica has no problem with her man driving a tiny Smart car. After all, real men don't worry about being macho and will drive whatever car they damn well please.
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