Bahamas suffer ‘huge damage’ as hurricane Dorian slams into islands with winds of 220mph pic.twitter.com/lhICuQ3iLs— The Independent (@Independent) September 2, 2019
In the middle of a hurricane Bahamians diving in the ocean; the Bahamas aint a real place. pic.twitter.com/LGN1rH7Vfy— Cecil Sesil (@CecilNewry) September 1, 2019
The Category 5 hurricane was lingering over the island of Grand Bahama this morning, moving westward at just 1mph, bringing up to 30 inches of rain and leaving an airport under five feet of water.
Second strongest storm in HISTORY: Hurricane Dorian crawls across the Bahamas at record slow speed destroying 13,000 homes and killing one with 225mph gusts as millions evacuate in the US amid fears for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas
Video shows deteriorating conditions in the Bahamas as a power Category 5 storm bears down.
Forecasters say the “extremely dangerous” hurricanes is closing in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain as people hunkered down in schools, churches and other shelters.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Dorian’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph, up from 160 mph. It is moving west at 8 mph.
“Devastating hurricane conditions” are expected in The Abaco Islands early Sunday and across Grand Bahama later in the day, the center said.
Hurricane Dorian is barreling toward Florida and forecasters say it could strike as a Category 4 storm.
Early Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis urged residents to listen to their local officials for evacuation plans. President Donald Trump approved Florida’s emergency declaration, which means if/when necessary, Florida will receive help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as there is expected to be widespread outages and flooding.
I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago! https://t.co/cA14KQvjpC— Kim Campbell (@AKimCampbell) August 28, 2019
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell expressed her wishes for Hurricane Dorian to make a ‘direct hit’ on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.
Campbell, who served less than five months as Canada’s prime minister following the resignation of Brian Mulroney in 1993, faced backlash for the tweet, many calling it “embarrassing” and “disgusting.”
MIAMI– The National Hurricane Center says Dorian has become a hurricane as it nears the US Virgin Islands. A National Hurricane Center meteorologist says the threat to the U.S. mainland from Dorian has grown, with forecasts showing it could hit southeast coast as a Category 3 hurricane.