Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Hurricane Dorian NOAA 2am update: Fears for life as deadly storm ‘won’t budge’ | World | News

Hurricane Dorian remains powerful as a Category 3 hurricane, according to the latest NOAA 2am (EDT) public advisory on September 3. Dorian currently has maximum sustained wind speeds of 120mph, and is about 30 miles northeast of Freeport in Grand Bahama Island. Dorian is thought to be tracking about 100 miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida.

There have been no changes to watches and warnings in this advisory.

According to NOAA, “devastating hurricane conditions continue on Grand Bahama Island” as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

Dorian remains at a standstill, causing widespread devastation to the island.

The NOAA outlook for Dorian currently says: “A slow northwestward motion is expected to occur early today.

“A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast by this evening, with a turn to the north forecast by Wednesday, followed by a turn to the northeast on Thursday.

“On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island today.

“The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday.”

Hazards such as storm surges will still occur, with NOAA predicting “life-threatening” storm surges raising water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels.

However, experts predict water levels may “very slowly” subside on the Abaco Islands today.

In their 1am update, NOAA had said “Dorian won’t budge”.

In the previous update, Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 125mph.

The NOAA had warned residents of Grand Bahama to stay in their shelters. 

Although Hurricane Dorian appears to be slowing down, the NOAA warns Dorian will continue as a strong and dangerous hurricane over the next few days.

NOAA said: “Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days.”

The next NOAA public advisory will be issued at 5am (EDT), or 10am (BST).

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