PortandTerminal.com, September 1, 2019
Dorian smashed the northern Bahamas today (Sunday) and continues to menace the southeastern coast of the United States from Florida to the Carolinas.
Dorian pounded the Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 m.p.h. and gusts over 220 m.p.h., driving residents to seek refuge in shelters and churches.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Update
Published today at 930 AM EDT, Sep 01 2019
As Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands in the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said that the maximum sustained winds around the eye of the “extremely dangerous” storm had reached 185 miles an hour, making it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.”
By 2 p.m. Eastern time, the storm had made landfall at Elbow Cay and was moving westward fairly slowly — 7 miles an hour — over Great Abaco; it was expected to continue near or over Grand Bahama later Sunday or early Monday, forecasters said. Storm surges of as much as 18 to 23 feet were possible, enough to swamp many low-lying areas of the islands, and as much as 25 inches of rain could fall before the storm passes.
By late Monday or early Tuesday, forecasters said, the storm could be near the Florida coast.
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