"Please, Somebody Help Us!": Eye Of Slow-Moving Dorian Reaches Grand Bahama; Storm Recorded Gusts As High As 220 MPH
By Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge
Hurricane Dorian wrought devastation on the Bahamas Sunday night into Monday morning as it hammered the small Caribbean nation with sustained winds of 180 mph, and some gusts ranging up to 220 mph. The Category 5 storm inflicted massive amounts of property damage and destroying critical components of the Bahamanian infrastructure.
The fate of Florida remained uncertain as the storm continued its slow creep across the Atlantic. As of 3 am Monday morning, the storm was 125 miles away from the state’s east coast, Bloomberg reports.
As it moved across the northern Bahamas, the storm Dorian tore off roofs, flipped cars and eviscerated power lines. Fortunately, there have been no reported deaths, according to the island’s director of tourism, though a few dozen people had been hospitalized with injuries related to the storm.
“This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Sunday evening, crying during a press conference at the headquarters of the National Emergency Management Agency. “This will put us through a test that we’ve never confronted before.”
As Minnis pointed out, homes in the Bahamas are built to withstand hurricane-force winds. However, the island has never faced a storm like Dorian before. In some places – like the Abaco Islands – that were facing the brunt of the storm, it was impossible to tell where the street ended and the ocean began. Many people ignored mandatory evacuation orders in these areas, leaving many lives at risk.
“Please someone, please come help us”: Bahamas residents survey devastated apartment building after Hurricane Dorian hit Abaco Islands. https://abcn.ws/2jVgSft
“I wouldn’t want to be on the Abaco Islands, they are going to have 12 to 15 hours of hurricane force winds with only the eye as the respite,” said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, an IBM business. “Everything in that eye is going to get totaled. It is going to take them years, if not a decade, to recover.”
Roughly one-quarter of the 370,000 people who live in the Bahamas would be impacted by the storm.
Scenes of devastation in the Marsh Harbour area of the Abaco Islands were shared on Twitter early Monday by resident Vernal Cooper, who sought shelter at a government building when the eye of the storm hit.
“There’s damages everywhere around my area,” Cooper told CNN, which posted his video on Monday night. “Cars and houses destroyed. This is what’s left of Marsh Harbour. This needs to end.”
Cooper described how the storm destroyed his home.
“The roof was blown off, with wind and rain battering inside the house. It was the single most scariest [sic] thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.”
Power outages left people on Abaco without the ability to contact their relatives to let them know that they were still alive and okay.
“So many family members are worried,” Cooper said. Worried families posted pleas for information about their loved ones on social media after losing contact.
Meanwhile, in the southeastern US, Hurricane warnings and storm-surge warnings and watches had been posted for nearly all of Florida’s Atlantic coast, while Georgia and South Carolina announced mandatory evacuations in coastal areas.
Starting noon tomorrow, individuals east of I-95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties must evacuate due to Hurricane #Dorian. @GeorgiaEMA and @GADeptofTrans will start westerly contraflow on I-16 at 8 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Stay vigilant and be safe.
The National Hurricane Center said the “extremely dangerous” storm qualified as “catastrophic”, with sustained winds reaching as high as 185 mph in some places, according to the NYT.
By early Monday morning, the eye of the storm had reached Grand Bahama Island, causing winds to slow to just 165 miles an hour (still strong enough to cause devastating property damage). Further weakening was expected for the area, though the eye will provide at best only temporary respite, with another wave of highly destructive damage expected to occur.
Walk through storm-hit Elbow Cay shows extent of destruction in Hope Town as Hurricane Dorian lashes the Bahamas. https://abcn.ws/2jQwl0h
A worst-case scenario for Grand Bahama Island – a Cat 5 hurricane barely moving at 1 mph. #Dorian
The NHC warned that the eye of the storm shouldn’t lull anybody into a false sense of uncertainty, adding that nobody
A hurricane warning had been posted for the Florida coast from Jupiter north through Titusville, an indication of the swath of the Florida coastline where meteorologists believe the storm is most likely to make landfall.
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