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Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in "Unprecedented Disaster"

Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in

"As it gets closer and closer to the Florida coastline, it means we'll feel more and more of the winds".

FlightAware.com reported that that airlines had cancelled 1,361 flights within, into or out of the USA by Monday afternoon - vastly above an average day - with Fort Lauderdale International the most affected, and airlines had already cancelled 1,057 flights for Tuesday, many involving Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports.

Hurricane Dorian was finally beginning to move away from Grand Bahama Island - at only 1 miles per hour.

Then, Dorian should turn northwest and continue up the coast of Georgia, before finding itself off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday morning. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles. A storm surge watch was extended northward to South Santee River in SC.

The Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf will all close at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, according to the adjusted list of hours on Disney World's website.

Disney After Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom was also canceled on Tuesday, and Disney is offering full refunds or tickets to another Disney World event in exchange.

Instead of continuing on a direct path to Florida, Dorian was forecasted to move away from the Bahamas and continue north, along Florida's coast, reaching the coast of Palm Bay on Tuesday night.

Authorities in Florida also ordered some mandatory evacuations.

Dorian now has maximum sustained wind speeds of 120mph, and the current death toll stands at at least five people.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for. The county where the center is located is under a hurricane warning.



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