Economy

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees 'unprecedented devastation'

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees 'unprecedented devastation'”

"Based on the most recent forecasts for Hurricane Dorian and in keeping with our longstanding commitment to safety, Walt Disney World Resort operating hours have been adjusted for Sep 3", Disney World tweeted. The Bahamas may get slammed through the night. With maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h and an essentially stationary movement on Monday evening, Hurricane Dorian will continue to bring extremely risky conditions to the Bahamas. "We are seeing photos, videos of people up to their waists in water in their homes, and the water is rising", Michels said.

The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm to a Category 4 late Monday morning.

And it's expected to make its way to the southeast coast of the US.

Abaco resident Ramond A. King captured scenes of devastation in footage provided to AFP, showing flooded streets strewn with trees and downed power lines and at least one home washed clearly away.

It has weakened to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane with 150 miles per hour winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A hurricane watch was in effect for Florida's East Coast from Deerfield Beach north to South Santee River in SC.

"It is scary", he said, adding that Grand Bahama's airport was 6 feet (almost 2 meters) underwater and that people were moving shelters as floodwaters kept surging. That equalled the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, before storms were named.

By 10 a.m. on Monday, Dorian was sitting over Grand Bahama Islands, causing "extremely risky winds and surge", according to the National Hurricane Centre.

The International Red Cross said that initial assessments showed Hurricane Dorian had caused "extensive damage".

"But, I chose to live here so I might as well live with it, you know".

The Bahamas archipelago is no stranger to hurricanes. The center says by late Tuesday, a weakness in a ridge becomes more pronounced and Dorian should turn northwestward near the east coast of Florida.

A man gets off the beach during a pouring rain while there are mandatory evacuation orders for parts of Palm Beach County in Lantana Beach, Florida on September 1, 2019.

Palm Beach County, the state's third most-populated county and home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, was among those with partial mandatory evacuations.

Evacuations have begun in Florida, with residents urged by Governor Ron DeSantis to heed all warnings. Homes are required to have metal reinforcements for roof beams to withstand winds into the upper limits of a Category 4 hurricane, and compliance is generally tight for those who can afford it. Risks are higher in poorer neighborhoods that have wooden homes in low-lying areas. The same area was put under a storm surge watch.

The Orlando Melbourne International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport suspended commercial flights and closed terminals at noon Monday. Lake Okeechobee was under a tropical storm watch. "I think it will be more of the same", she said.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


03 September 2019
Liverpool Confirm Bobby Duncan Has Completed Permanent Move to Fiorentina
Duncan wants to leave Liverpool and has been keen to continue his development away from the European champions. Finally though, on the last day of the summer window, he has got his transfer.

03 September 2019
Isro conducts Chandrayaan-2 Moon landers deorbit manoeuvre successfully
Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in the existing orbit and both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy, IRSO added. The final and fifth Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was performed successfully 1 September at 6.21 pm.

03 September 2019
South Plainfield Resident Charged with Possessing Destructive Devices
It is likely that the event would be cancelled due to poor weather conditions but the added security reaffirmed their decision. The Borough of South Plainfield has abruptly canceled their Labor Day festivities that was scheduled for today.

02 September 2019
USC Quarterback JT Daniels Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season
We don't know the extent of the injury yet, but the early signs certainly aren't encouraging for the young Trojans signal caller. Slovis won the backup job by outplaying Fink and Sears, who started one game last season when Daniels was injured.

02 September 2019
UK PM holds emergency Brexit talks, fuelling election rumours
With 59 days before the withdrawal date, and a lengthy parliamentary suspension in the middle, this week is crunch time. He says that Labour is "working with other parties to do everything necessary to pull our country back from the brink".

02 September 2019
Keylor Navas Joins PSG From Real Madrid In 'Keeper Swap
The club wants to show his gratitude and love for his behavior and his delivery in the five seasons he has defended the Real Madrid shirt.

02 September 2019
These are the iPhone 11 pre-order and availability dates
The standard iPhone 11 will come with 4GB RAM, while the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will both come with 6GB RAM. Prior to the launch, key specifications of the iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro , and the iPhone 11 Pro Max have surfaced online.

02 September 2019
Colts sign QB Brian Hoyer after Andrew Luck's retirement
Hoyer's Patriot contract included $1.5 million in guaranteed money and a $200,000 roster bonus he received in March. The magnitude of the contract is a clear indication the Colts view Hoyer as at least their backup for 2019.

02 September 2019
McIlroy stumbles late in 3rd round at European Masters
At the impressive course in the Swiss Alps , Malaysian Gavin Green earned a one-shot lead on 11 under par after adding a 64 to his opening 65.

02 September 2019
Neymar to stay at PSG as move to Barcelona is called off
AS, which is also based in Madrid , said a swoop for Neymar by Real Madrid could not be discounted. At Barcelona , Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 appearances before his transfer to PSG .