Hurricane Dorian arrives in the Bahamas elevated to “catastrophic” category 5

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The National Hurricane Center raises category five of «catastrophic», the highest in its scale, Hurricane Dorian. While the Bahamas archipelago receives the storm, the forecast for the Florida coast has improved. The latest forecasts estimate that the storm will turn northeast toward North Carolina, which may receive the storm in the next few hours – although already degraded to level 2 or 3-.

The hurricane will lash for at least two days the Caribbean archipelago with torrential rains, high waves and damaging winds before heading to the continental US. UU. It would be the strongest hurricane that hits the archipelago since there are records. Some residents have moved to other islands such as Nassau to avoid suffering the storm, others have prepared to spend a few days without electricity and resist rains that can reach 61 centimeters and tides of up to 6 meters. Abaco Islands – located north of the Bahamas – the wind recorded a sustained maximum of 280 kilometers per hour and punctual gusts of up to 322 kilometers per hour. «A prolonged period of life-threatening storms, devastating winds with hurricane force and heavy rains capable of causing sudden floods that threaten life in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama until Monday is expected,» said Richard Pasch, senior specialist in hurricanes in the National Hurricane Center.

After unloading in the Bahamas, the storm is expected to turn northwest and head to Florida. Although the National Hurricane Center -NHC, based in Miami, does not expect the hurricane to hit the State of Florida, it has issued a tropical storm alert to the southeast coast.In this regard, the NHC warns Residents who remain on alert because «the arrival of the hurricane in Florida is still possible.» The states of Georgia and South Carolina have also raised alert levels and authorities have conducted drills to deal with the storm.

Although Dorian might not step on American soil at its maximum virulence, the remains of the hurricane could whip the population with strong winds, heavy rains and great waves. The National Hurricane Center elevates to category five of «catastrophic», the highest in its scale , Hurricane Dorian. While the Bahamas archipelago receives the storm, the forecast for the Florida coast has improved. The latest forecasts estimate that the storm will turn northeast toward North Carolina, which may receive the storm in the next few hours – although already degraded to level 2 or 3-.

The hurricane will lash for at least two days the Caribbean archipelago with torrential rains, high waves and damaging winds before heading to the continental US. UU. It would be the strongest hurricane that hits the archipelago since there are records. Some residents have moved to other islands such as Nassau to avoid suffering the storm, others have prepared to spend a few days without electricity and resist rains that can reach 61 centimeters and tides of up to 6 meters.

Satellite image of the Dorian storm very close to the archipelago of the Bahamas and the Florida coast
Satellite image of the Dorian storm very close to the archipelago of the Bahamas and the Florida coast (Ho / AFP)

In its passage through the Abaco Islands – located north of the Bahamas – the wind recorded a sustained maximum of 280 kilometers per hour and punctual gusts of up to 322 kilometers per hour. «A prolonged period of life-threatening storms, devastating winds with hurricane force and heavy rains capable of causing sudden floods that threaten life in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama until Monday is expected,» said Richard Pasch, senior specialist in hurricanes in the National Hurricane Center.

After unloading in the Bahamas, the storm is expected to turn northwest and head to Florida. Although the National Hurricane Center -NHC, based in Miami, does not expect the hurricane to hit the State of Florida, it has issued a tropical storm alert to the southeast coast.

Yolande Rolle, a neighbor of the Grand Bahama Island, places sandbags in front of her store to minimize the ravages of Hurricane Dorian
Yolande Rolle, a neighbor of the Grand Bahama Island, places sandbags in front of her shop to minimize the ravages of Hurricane Dorian (Ramon Espinosa / AP)

In this regard, the NHC warns residents to remain on alert because «the arrival of the hurricane in Florida is still possible.» The states of Georgia and South Carolina have also raised alert levels and authorities have conducted drills to deal with the storm.

Although Dorian might not step on American soil at its maximum virulence, the remains of the hurricane could scourge the population with strong winds, heavy rains and great waves.

The ‘Dorian’ becomes a category 5 hurricane before reaching the Bahamas
The ‘Dorian’ becomes a category 5 hurricane before reaching the Bahamas (EP)

Most tourists who wanted to leave the Bahamas did so before closing the main airport of the archipelago on Friday night after the deputy director of the meteorological department of the Bahamas warned that Dorian would cause prolonged periods of great waves and storms to along the north coast of Grand Bahama and Abaco – two of the islands.

The potential damage to the Bahamas by Dorian could be exacerbated by new forecasts that indicate that it can be maintained on the islands for longer than originally planned.

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