Jumpstart Funding Deadline for Children’s Fall & Winter Activities is September 30

The deadline for funding is September 30, 2017. More details here.

Weather disasters are not very common in the prairies, unlike other areas of the world.

McKeely Borger grew up in Southern Saskatchewan and is currently dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Hurricane Irma 1

Borger was raised in Regina and is pursuing her dream of being a professional dancer, which has landed her in Florida.

She said once she heard of the news that Irma was on her way into her new home, it wasn't the weather conditions that had her nervous.

"You were going out to run errands and to prep up, it's not the calm before the storm," explained Borger. "Weather is the calm before the storm, but the tension... you can just see everyone is bee lining to do what they need to do, people were screwing on shutters and hurricane windows."

The 24-year old said in her lifetime she's dealt with unfavourable conditions in the prairies, but has never prepared for something like this.

"The Governor had declared Florida in a State of Emergency, I'm from Saskatchewan... we're in the middle, we don't have extreme weather besides low temperatures and snowbanks. I know a blizzard, but I don't know a hurricane."

Unfortunately, most of Borger's immediately family and close friends were back in her hometown with only her cell phone and social media as a means to reach her.

"There's been moments where I've (said) oh my goodness, I'm alone. But you just hang on to the people around you. It's more of the lack of experience, Floridians they get them all the time, they call it a season... it's hurricane season, so they're used to these things. Their houses are insured for things like this, so they're are more pragmatic and I'm like... what an experience."

Borger thankfully is safe and was cared for by her apartment building manager during the storm, which forced the group who took her in to be locked in doors for five days.

Jumpstart Funding Deadline for Children’s Fall & Winter Activities is September 30

The deadline for funding is September 30, 2017. More details here.

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