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USHurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space

23:50  03 september  2019
23:50  03 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Hurricane Dorian: Category 5 right now, could it be a Category 6? No.

Hurricane Dorian: Category 5 right now, could it be a Category 6? No. As Hurricane Dorian moves toward Florida's Atlantic coast, it has the potential to become one of the strongest storms of all time. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is how the National Hurricane Center measures the intensity of hurricanes. The scale breaks down hurricane categories based on the 1-minute sustained winds recorded in connection with the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. A Category 1 hurricane, for instance, displays wind speeds between 74 to 95 mph. Conversely, a Category 5 hurricane has reached 157 mph or higher.

Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space
Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space

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On Dorian-Battered Island, What’s Left? Virtually Nothing

On Dorian-Battered Island, What’s Left? Virtually Nothing No schools. No banks. No gas stations. No supermarkets. No restaurants. No churches. No pharmacies. No hardware stores. No water, no electricity and no phone lines. In this part of the Bahamas, nearly everything is gone. 

As Hurricane Dorian churns ominously near the southeast U.S. coast after ravaging the Bahamas with wind, pounding rain and flooding, the storm's gigantic size can be seen in new images released by NASA.

The storm weakened to a Category 2 on Tuesday, but it's still very dangerous and actually getting bigger. According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds now extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

The International Space Station flew over Dorian on Sept. 2 and astronaut Nick Hague snapped this stunning image of the hurricane's eye. The eye of a hurricane is at the center of the storm and known for being a respite from the prevailing wind and rain.

The National Weather Service captured this image of Dorian slowly inching away from Grand Bahama Island around midday on Tuesday.

Another image captured and shared by the ISS shows the storm's gigantic scope.

Some of the first aerial images coming in from the Bahamas show what one meteorologist called "catastrophic damage."

It will likely be some time before rescue crews are able to fully access the Bahamas.

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Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian's damage.
As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He's ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said he'd never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community, which is accessible only by boat or air and is popular with tourists for its undeveloped beaches.

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