At Least Five Dead As Hurricane Slams Bahamas

September 2, 2019

In absolutely devastating news from the Bahamas, the Bahamian and international media are now reporting that “at least 5 people are dead after Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophic assault on the Bahamas.”

“Prime Minister, the most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, has confirmed five deaths in Abaco,” the ZNS Bahamas news service tweeted.

“Dorian, tied for the most intense storm on record to make landfall anywhere in the North Atlantic Ocean Basin when it struck as a 185 mph Category 5, is leaving a trail of destruction across the northern Bahamas as it levels homes, blows out roofs and windows, and floods airports and roads. Currently rated a Category 4 storm, Dorian continues to batter the islands,” the Washington Post reports.

The BBC reported, “At least five people have been killed in the Bahamas, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the country.Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the deaths were confirmed at the north-eastern Abaco Islands, which bore the brunt of the storm.

“Hurricane Dorian appears to have caused ‘unprecedented’ devastation in the Bahamas, the country’s leader says. The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, remains ‘extremely dangerous’, said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Some 13,000 houses are feared damaged or destroyed, according to the International Red Cross.”

The latest forecast from the US National Hurricane Center said, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island into Tuesday morning. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening and then move dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts on Wednesday night and Thursday.

“An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft has found that maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph [230 km/h] with higher gusts. Dorian is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days.”

The US states of Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina have all declared states of emergency as they prepare for the arrival of the hurricane.

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  1. sage says:

    Dotard is on the international news claiming he didn’t know there was such a thing as cat 5 hurricanes.

  2. Wahoo says:

    Let’s go indepent.

  3. mixitup says:

    The pictures look devastating… Let us know where and how we can help our Bahamian brothers.

  4. Smh says:

    Devastating :(

  5. Moses says:

    and our government wants to go independent. Who are you going to ask for help when hurricanes like this assault our island? we will be forsaken. What if a quake ever hits? I hope every Bermudian gets common sense and never even considers voting for independence. it is suicide for our island.