Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Aerial Photos Show the Devastating Damage Hurricane Dorian Wreaked in the Bahamas

Aerial Photos Show the Devastating Damage Hurricane Dorian Wreaked in the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian closed in on the east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., around 8 p.m. Tuesday with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 miles per hour, packing "life-threatening" storm surge, the U.S.

Dorian, meanwhile, pushed its way northward off the Florida shoreline with reduced but still-dangerous 105 miles per hour (165 kph) winds on a projected course that could sideswipe Georgia and the Carolinas.

Dorian finally - but slowly - started making its way off the Grand Bahama Island Tuesday, after battering it for almost two days.

Dorian began making its slow crawl up the eastern seaboard Tuesday after a weekend that saw the Bahamas devastated by the Category 5 hurricane.

On Tuesday evening, heavier rain bands were blowing through Volusia and Seminole counties, with occasional wind gusts that were over tropical storm strength.

"I still think even on a path like this, I don't think it's going to be the wind [that's the issue], it's going to be the water that this whole storm system is bringing with it and pulling on shore", Osterberg explained.

A storm surge warning is in effect north of Port Canaveral to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

Early estimates suggest that in the wake of the storm, Abaco will need food for 14,500 people and Grand Bahama island will require food for 45,700 people, Herve Verhoosel, a spokesperson for the U.N. World Food Program, said on Twitter. "The Walt Disney Company stands with the people of the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian", Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement Tuesday.

The storm's punishing winds and muddy brown floodwaters destroyed or severely damaged thousands of homes, crippled hospitals and trapped people in attics. "Apocalyptic", said Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a local hurricane relief group and flew over the Bahamas' hard-hit Abaco Islands.

"It's total devastation. It's decimated". It's not expected to become a hurricane.

Tracking from the National Hurricane Center placed Dorian's heart off the coast of Jacksonville, picking up speed as it moves northwest.

"The U.S. may be getting a little bit lucky with respect to Hurricane Dorian, but please don't let down your guard".

"We are very anxious, especially about the barrier islands getting cut off if we have these storm surges at the same time as. the high tides", Kemp said.

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