Florida man parks Smart car in kitchen so it won't blow away

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man parked his Smart car in his kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian.

In a Facebook post, Jessica Eldridge said her husband Patrick Eldridge was “afraid his car might blow away” so he parked it in their Jacksonville home’s kitchen. She wrote on Tuesday that their other car is parked in the garage.

The Category 2 storm has devastated the Bahamas, where rescue crews have only begun taking the full measure of the damage.

Dorian is skirting Florida’s coast, narrowly missing Jacksonville as it heads northward along the Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina coastlines. The clearer forecast comes just in time for Patrick, who is celebrating his birthday on Thursday.

The couple is also hoping to use their popularity to raise money for those who were impacted by Dorian.

"We were blessed to not be negatively affected by Hurricane Dorian, but we have been given a platform that we would now like to use to help send relief back to the Bahamas for all the hurricane victims," Jessica wrote on Facebook.