‘Dorian’ storm caused havoc in US Bahamas

This GOES-16 satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 17:00 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, churning over the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches and other shelters. (NOAA via AP)

Washington DC:The devastating storm ‘Dorian’ headed to the US coast after wreaking havoc in the Bahamas on Sunday. Thousands of homes have been damaged in the Bahamas due to the strong winds and rain caused by this most dangerous fifth category storm. Thousands of people have been ordered to leave the shores due to the fear of destruction.

At the moment, the destruction of the Caribbean islands is not immediately known. The Dorian storm passed off the coast of the island of Abaco, located northwest of the Bahamas, at a speed of 185 mph. It is the most severe storm in the Caribbean islands. It is poised to become the second most powerful storm in the Atlantic basin.The US National Weather Service said that the picture released on social media indicates heavy destruction by wind and sea waves. A portion of the island of Abaco is submerged. The weather service warned of waves of 18 to 23 feet high. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHAC) reported that winds are moving at a speed of about 220 miles per hour and that there is no hope of weakening as the storm passes over the Grand Bahamas. Amidst uncertainty about the storm, the Southeast American states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have ordered people to move to safer places in the coastal areas.

The NHAC said the storm is expected to reach close to the Florida coast on Monday night or Tuesday. Donier passed through the Bahamas on Sunday night. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minis said in a hug at a press conference that this is probably the worst and sad day of my life. He said that we are facing cyclone. We have never seen this happen in the history of the Bahamas.


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