‘Huge damage’: Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas

‘Huge damage’: Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas

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Video footage has captured the intense force of Hurricane Dorian, because the storm made landfall in the Bahamas, bringing 300 kph winds which have levelled buildings, uprooted trees, and smashed vehicles.

Hurricane Dorian –a Category 5 storm– on Sunday afternoon touched down on the Abacos Islands. With sustained winds of 180 mph (289 kph) and gusts of 220 mph (354 kph), day hurricane the storm may be the most effective Atlantic hurricane to create landfall because the 1935 Labor, in line with the National Hurricane Center.

While local officials pleaded for all those in Dorian’s way to lead to higher ground, the ones that remained caught the storm’s awesome power on video. Torrents of flood water followed the winds, churning through streets and threatening to sweep away entire buildings.

Once the attention of the storm overhead was, some locals ventured out to behind record the damage left. Cars, trees, houses and utility poles have been tossed by the storm around, with some structures leveled completely.

As the calm eye of the storm passed relatively, the National Hurricane Center warned locals to immediately go back to shelter, as winds could grab again at at any time unexpectedly.

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From Grand Bahama, Dorian is forecast to track slowly also to graze across the east coast of Florida northwards. Residents of sunlight State have begun stockpiling supplies and boarding up buildings already, while a minumum of one county has issued an evacuation order.

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Author: George Taylor

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