Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Hurricane Dorian path: Latest NOAA maps, forecast, euro, spaghetti models, FEMA track | World | News

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, with wind speeds of 110mph. The NHC warned that Dorian remained dangerous despite the reduced speed. The hurricane experts said on Twitter: ”The headline for this Dorian advisory is NOT that the wind speed has slightly decreased. The combined wind, surge, and floods hazards are the same or even worse since the hurricane has become larger.”

As of NOAA’s latest update at 1pm EDT (6pm BST) Hurricane Dorian was unleashing dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge on Grand Bahama Island.

The deadly hurricane was packing winds of 110mph, with gusts of 130mph.

Extreme flooding is ongoing across the Bahamas, with up to 30 inches of rain and storm surge reaching 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels.

The storm was located around 45 miles north of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and approximately 105 miles east of Fort Pierce, California.

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The latest advisory also stated how Dorian was growing in size, as well as finally moving northwestward.

Spaghetti models of the dangerous weather system show Dorian tracking up towards Florida, before turning to the northeast and skirting along the southeastern US coast.

On its current track the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening.

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 and Thursday night.

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According to NHC’s forecast advisory, storm surges, hurricane warnings and watches have been extended.

The current warnings are

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for

  • Jupiter Inlet FL to South Santee River SC

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for

  • North of South Santee River SC to Cape Lookout NC

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for

  • Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas
  • Jupiter Inlet FL to Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  • North of Edisto Beach SC to South Santee River SC

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for

  • North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Edisto Beach SC
  • North of South Santee River SC to Duck NC
  • Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for

  • North of Deerfield Beach FL to Jupiter Inlet FL
  • North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Edisto Beach SC

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for

The exact toll of the devastation in the Bahamas will not be clear until the storm passes and rescue crews can get on the ground.

The storm lashed the islands for almost 24 hours, and the death toll was likely to rise, said Iram Lewis, a member of Parliament, in an interview with CNN.

Mr Lewis said: “It is safe to say, unfortunately, that that number will go up” adding that extensive floodwaters were making it difficult for rescuers to reach stranded residents.

He saw extensive numbers of destroyed houses, felled trees and stunned residents as he surveyed the area he said, adding “It is just unbelievable.”

As many as 13,000 homes in the Bahamas may have been destroyed or severely damaged, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.

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