Hurricane Dorian is beginning its journey into the United States after moving away from the Bahamas. The storm is travelling northwest with a speed of 2 mph to the north of Grand Bahama Island.
The storm is expected to move towards the U.S. mainland where its expected to bring a significant impact. However, the good news here is that the storm’s peak winds have dropped since Sunday but the hurricane has grown in size.
The latests reports suggest that the storm’s sustained winds up to 110 mph, and this would maintain all through Wednesday. Radar showed Dorian’s outermost rain bands pivoting inland producing gusty showers.
The storm has grown larger over time, and hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.
Authorities have ordered over a million people to be evacuated from the eye of the storm across the East coast. However, many people chose to not to evacuate the coastline due to the forecast guidance that the storm would turn away.
When the storm hit the Bahamas, it was called a Category 5 because it had wind speeds over 185 mph and surged sea waters up to 23 feet. Images and videos show absolute devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands, the two locations where the eye of the storm passed through.
Grand Bahama Island remained in the eye of the storm for over 36 hours
Expects suggest that the storm may have reshaped the northwestern Bahamas, particularly Abaco and Grand Bahama Island, for decades.
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