Hurricane Dorian Makes Historic Bahamas Landfall, Threatens Florida

The storm is expected to remain a threat for several more days after making a record-setting landfall in the Bahamas.

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Hurricane Dorian, as of Monday, boasted 165 mph sustained winds with 200 mph gusts as meteorologists call for Central Florida residents to be on high alert following record-setting damage in the Bahamas.

"Impacts here in Central Florida will depend on how close the storm gets but, all residents in Central Florida should be prepared and vigilant as any movement to the West would bring bigger impacts to the Central Florida area," Jayme King, a WOFL-Fox 35 meteorologist, toldThe Orlando Sentinel of what's expected in the coming days.

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The Weather Channelsaid early Monday that the Category 5 Dorian had stalled as it continued hitting the northwestern Bahamas, where it became the first hurricane of such intensity to make Grand Bahama Island landfall following landfalls in the Abacos Islands over the weekend.

Though the exact track remains uncertain, current predictions state that, by Wednesday, Dorian is projected to have moved north and then northeastward near Florida, Georgia, and the tip of South Carolina. 

The 8 AM EDT Intermediate Advisory on #Dorian has been issued. The hurricane is moving little over Grand Bahama Island, causing catastrophic conditions there. More:

— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 2, 2019

Bahamas media has confirmed one death connected to the storm. As the storm's path continues to be watched closely, experts are also warning that tornadoes are possible in Central Florida later Monday. A hurricane warning is in effect from Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County to the Volusia-Flagler county line.

Those in the possible path of the storm are encouraged to keep tabs on local and national weather updates, with meteorologists urging residents to take warnings and related storm advice seriously to avoid further catastrophe.

This is a 4.5 hour loop. #Dorian just churning over Grand Bahama Island at Category 5 intensity and barely moving early this morning.

— Alex Lamers (@AlexJLamers) September 2, 2019

🚚Ready to Roll 🚚

Hundreds of power trucks and crews from across the country have arrived in South Florida.

Power & light crews from Texas, Indiana even Wisconsin are stationed here ready to respond to outages #Dorian@wsvn

— Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) September 2, 2019

INSIDE THE EYE OF HURRICANE DORIAN - #NOAA42 Kermit flies through Category 5 Hurricane #Dorian on 09/01/19 morning mission (credit: Ian Sears, NOAA). Forecasts and advisories at, preparation tips at #FlyNOAA

— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) September 2, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has damaged or destroyed over 13,000 homes in the Bahamas.

- Roofs ripped off many houses
- Waves expected to completely submerge many homes
- Huge damage to infrastructure, power cables
- Many people expected to be left homeless

— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 2, 2019

Walk through storm-hit Elbow Cay shows extent of destruction in Hope Town as Hurricane Dorian lashes the Bahamas.

— ABC News (@ABC) September 2, 2019

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