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US NewsRecord-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas

10:45  02 september  2019
10:45  02 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Hurricane Dorian: Hundreds flee as conditions are 'rapidly deteriorating' Conditions in the Bahamas are "rapidly deteriorating" six days after Hurricane Dorian ripped through the islands. Tens of thousands of people are homeless and it is estimated that around $3bn (£2.4bn) in insured property has been damaged in the Caribbean. The official number of dead - 43 - is expected to rise as the situation becomes clearer. The US Coast Guard says it has rescued 290 people in the Bahamas.

In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas , threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds

Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph McLEAN’S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press Strong winds move the palms of the palm trees at the first moment of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded left wrecked homes, shredded roofs, tumbled cars and toppled power poles in its wake.

The storm's top sustained winds decreased slightly to 175 mph (280 kph) while it spun along Grand Bahama island early Monday in what forecasters said would be a daylong assault. Earlier, Dorian churned over Abaco island with battering winds and surf during Sunday.

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Hurricane Dorian: Nobody knows how many lived - and died - at Ground Zero Our helicopter pilot banked sharply to the right so that I could see the ground beneath us, but I couldn't see any ground - just a mass of splintered wood and rubble, huge piles of it. That was our first glimpse of the shanty town on Abaco Island known as Mudd and Pigeon Peas. Home to thousands of unofficial residents mainly from Haiti, the community has been utterly and completely destroyed. There is nothing left. It is impossible to identify what were houses, what were roads. It has all been smashed to pieces by the thunderous power of Hurricane Dorian.

a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded left North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned his state that it could see heavy rain, winds and floods later in the week. Dorian first came ashore Sunday at

In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Earlier, Dorian churned over Abaco island with battering winds and surf during Sunday. Strong winds move the palms of the palm trees at the first

There was little information from the affected islands, though officials expected many residents to be left homeless. Most people went to shelters as the storm approached, with tourist hotels shutting down and residents boarded up their homes.

"It's devastating," Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas' Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, said Sunday afternoon. "There has been huge damage to property and infrastructure. Luckily, no loss of life reported."

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press Women sit on cots inside a church now serving as a shelter for residents who will wait out Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

On Sunday, Dorian's maximum sustained winds reached 185 mph (297 kph), with gusts up to 220 mph (354 kph), tying the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfall. That equaled the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, before storms were named. The only recorded storm that was more powerful was Hurricane Allen in 1980, with 190 mph (305 kph) winds, though it did not make landfall at that strength.

6-year-old uses money he saved for birthday trip to Disney to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead

6-year-old uses money he saved for birthday trip to Disney to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead A 6-year-old boy from South Carolina used money he and his family saved to take him to Disney World to help feed Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead. According to a local ABC station, Jermaine Bell and his parents had initially saved up money to take him to the amusement park for his 7th birthday on Sunday. But after seeing forecasts of Hurricane Dorian's anticipated arrival in South Carolina, Bell decided to use the money to help evacuees instead.

Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station Reuters. More On According to the center’s latest advisory, Dorian ’s track edged farther east, keeping Florida’s Broward Forecasters said Dorian should begin to stall before heading north — even with the expected turn, strong winds

A catastrophic Hurricane Dorian pounded at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded wrecked homes, shredded

As of early Monday, the hurricane's westward movement had slowed somewhat to 5 mph (7 kph).

Forecasters said Dorian was most likely to begin pulling away from the Bahamas early Tuesday and curving to the northeast parallel to the U.S. Southeast seaboard. Still, the potent storm was expected to stay close to shore and hammer the coast with dangerous winds and heavy surf, while authorities cautioned that it could still make landfall.

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press Yolande Rolle puts sandbags at her shop's doorstep as she prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an order Sunday for the mandatory evacuation of his state's entire coast. The order, which covers about 830,000 people, was to take effect at noon Monday, at which point state troopers were to make all lanes on major coastal highways one-way heading inland.

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In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early on Sept. 1, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded left wrecked homes, shredded roofs, tumbled cars and toppled power poles in its wake.

Hurricane Dorian , the strongest storm to hit the planet so far this year, has swept into the Bahamas . While devastating for residents, the hurricane also spells trouble for travelers in the Bahamas , as well as those planning to visit Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in the United States. “We don’t yet have

"We can't make everybody happy, but we believe we can keep everyone alive," McMaster said.

A few hours later, Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp, ordered mandatory evacuations for that state's Atlantic coast, also starting at midday Monday. Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press This GOES-16 satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 17:00 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, churning over the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches and other shelters. (NOAA via AP)

Authorities in Florida ordered mandatory evacuations in some vulnerable coastal areas. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned his state that it could see heavy rain, winds and floods later in the week.

Dorian first came ashore Sunday at Elbow Cay in Abaco island at 12:40 p.m., then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour at 2 p.m. Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds.;

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Gains Strength as Forecast Shifts

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Gains Strength as Forecast Shifts The storm is forecast to slam the Bahamas and then turn north. Hurricane Dorian is slowing to a crawl as it approaches the Bahamas, where it is forecast to remain until it takes a sharp swerve north along Florida’s eastern coast sometime on Monday. 

Hurricane Dorian kills 5 people in the Bahamas , Prime Minister says. Dorian will keep lashing Grand Bahama Island though Monday night, forecasters said. In Wilmington, North Carolina, Christina Dowe said she bought a new home in November after her home was nearly destroyed by

Catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Elbow Cay in The Bahamas at 12:40 Dorian is now tied for having the second-highest winds of any Atlantic hurricanes on record The NHC forecast keeps Dorian on an arcing path less than 100 miles offshore, from the central Florida

"Catastrophic conditions" were reported in Abaco, with a storm surge of 18 to 23 feet (5.5-7 meters).

Video that Jibrilu and government spokesman Kevin Harris said was sent by Abaco residents showed homes missing parts of roofs, electric lines on the ground and smashed and overturned cars. One showed floodwaters rushing through the streets of an unidentified town at nearly the height of a car roof.

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press Anastacia Makey, 43, far right, looks at her phone as she and her family sits on cots with other residents inside a church that was opened up as a shelter as they wait out Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

In some parts of Abaco, "you cannot tell the difference as to the beginning of the street versus where the ocean begins," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said. According to the Nassau Guardian, he called it "probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people."

Bahamas radio station ZNS Bahamas reported that a mother and child on Grand Bahama had called to say they were sheltering in a closet and seeking help from police.

PICTURED: Bahamas resident shelters 97 stray and sick dogs in her home as Hurricane Dorian strikes

PICTURED: Bahamas resident shelters 97 stray and sick dogs in her home as Hurricane Dorian strikes A woman in the Bahamas has sheltered nearly 100 stray and abandoned dogs inside her home to protect them from Hurricane Dorian. Chella Philips, manager of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, has given shelter to 97 dogs in New Providence. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Philips (pictured) runs the shelter on her own accord, with no help from major animal rescue organizations and no government funding In a viral Facebook post, Philips shared several photos and updates on the dogs as Hurricane Dorian slammed into the island.

Silbert Mills, owner of the Bahamas Christian Network, said trees and power lines were torn down in Abaco. Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press An evacuee lies on a cot at an evacuation shelter for people with special needs, in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Stuart, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Some coastal areas are under a mandatory evacuation since the path of the storm is still uncertain. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

"The winds are howling like we've never, ever experienced before," said Mills, who was riding out the hurricane with his family in the concrete home he built 41 years ago on central Abaco.

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Reuters Donald Trump speaks during a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing on Hurricane Dorian.

Jack Pittard, a 76-year-old American who has visited the Bahamas for 40 years, also decided to stay put on Abaco for Dorian, which he said was his first hurricane. A short video from Pittard about 2:30 p.m. Sunday showed the wind shaking his home and ripping off the siding.

The Bahamas archipelago is no stranger to hurricanes. Homes are required to have metal reinforcements for roof beams to withstand winds into the upper limits of a Category 4 hurricane, and compliance is generally tight for those who can afford it. Risks are higher in poorer neighborhoods, with wooden homes in low-lying areas.

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press A man stands on a store's roof as he works to prepare it for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dorian is forecast to be 40 to 50 miles (64 to 80 kilometers) off Florida, with hurricane-force wind speeds extending about 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west.

Hurricane Dorian’s Reach Sprawls From Bahamas to Florida

Hurricane Dorian’s Reach Sprawls From Bahamas to Florida Dorian’s storm surge threatens most of the Southeast coast. The National Hurricane Center warned in its 11 p.m. update on Tuesday that within the next 36 hours, most of the Southeast coast, faced “a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline.” 

The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for Florida's East Coast from Deerfield Beach north to the Georgia state line. The same area was put under a storm surge watch. Lake Okeechobee was under a tropical storm watch.

Mandatory evacuation orders for low-lying and flood-prone areas and mobile homes were in effect starting either Sunday or Monday from Palm Beach County north to at least the Daytona Beach area, and some counties to the north issued voluntary evacuation notices. Weekend traffic was light in Florida despite those orders, unlike during the chaotic run-up to Hurricane Irma in 2017 when the unusually broad storm menaced the entire state.

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press A baby sleeps inside a church that was opened up as a shelter for residents who will wait out Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, urged people not to bet on safety just because the forecast track had the storm a bit offshore. With every new forecast, "we keep nudging (Dorian's track) a little bit to the left" — that is, is closer to the Florida coast, Graham said.

President Donald Trump already declared a state of emergency and was briefed about what he called a "monstrous" storm.

"We don't know where it's going to hit but we have an idea, probably a little bit different than the original course," Trump said. "But it can change its course again and it can go back more toward Florida."

Record-setting Hurricane Dorian keeps pounding north Bahamas © Provided by The Associated Press A car returns to the capital under the previous rain before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Thunderstorms batter the south west and flash floods shut down an entire town in Devon in just 15 minutes as the tail end of Hurricane Dorian sweeps towards the UK.
Emergency services warned people to stay away from Ottery St Mary in Devon after heavy rain caused widespread disruption. A yellow warning for thunderstorms remains in place until 8pm.

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