Hurricane Dorian Smashed the Bahamas

Large extention of debris from houses smashed apart by Hurricane Dorian remained Tuesday across the landscape of the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island, left behind by the deadly storm. Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its record 295 kph (185mph) winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches and other shelters.

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Dorian hit land in Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands and then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island, after authorities made last-minute pleas for those in low-lying areas to evacuate.With its maximum sustained winds, Dorian tied the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to come ashore, equaling the Labour Day hurricane of 1935, before the storms were named.

Now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph was slowly heading to the northwest, where it is expected to move along the east coast of Florida and to the Carolinas later in the week.

 

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