Hurricane Dorian is still lashing the east coast of central Florida, its 110 miles per hour maximum sustained winds maintaining its category 2 storm designation as it starts moving north-northwest, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 11 p.m. advisory.
While the threat of a direct hit on Florida has largely evaporated, Dorian was expected to pass dangerously close to Georgia and SC, and possibly strike North Carolina, on Thursday or Friday (local time).
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said this was "one of the greatest national crises in our country's history".
Glynn County school resource officer Mark Hooper, left, and school support staff member Sheree Armstrong, right, help Elizabeth Scales board a special needs bus at Lanier Plaza as hundreds of local residents evacuate the area under mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Brunswick, Ga. "There is severe flooding, severe damage to homes, businesses, other buildings and infrastructure", he said.
But meteorologists are struggling to predict how much it will stay out to sea, and how fully the storm will bring its shattering winds and drenching rain to coastal communities along the Atlantic.
"People have lost their homes, people have lost their lives, ' Rolle said".Читайте также: IPhone 11 Specifications Tipped by Alleged Geekbench Listing, 4GB RAM Listed
With their heads bowed against heavy wind and rain, rescuers began evacuating people from the storm's aftermath across Grand Bahama island late on August 3, using jet skis, boats and even a huge bulldozer that cradled children and adults in its digger as it churned through deep waters and carried them to safety.
The runway of Grand Bahama International Airport is deep under rainwater from Hurricane Dorian. At least five people died and 21 injured people were airlifted to the capital by the US Coast Guard, Bahamas officials said.
One station said it got reports of a five-month-old baby stranded on a roof and a woman with six grandchildren who cut a hole in a roof to escape rising floodwaters. At least two designated storm shelters flooded. Rescuers also used jet skis to reach some people as choppy, coffee-coloured floodwaters reached roofs and the tops of palm trees.
Scientists say climate change generally has been fueling more powerful and wetter storms and the only recorded storm more powerful than Dorian was Hurricane Allen in 1980, with 190 miles per hour (305 kph) winds, though it did not make landfall at that strength.
Storm surges started to hit the Florida coast on Monday.
More than 830,000 people were under evacuation orders in Charleston and other coastal communities in the state, emergency management officials announced. "We expect it to be very devastating and the damage to be extreme", Neilly said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.
Код для вставки в блог