Space station image of Hurricane Dorian captures storm’s monstrous eye

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 4, 2019

As the storm battered the Caribbean archipelago of the Bahamas on September 2 and 3, one widely shared Facebook post purported to show evidence of the damage done to one of the Abaco Islands, a sub-group of islands west of Grand Bahama and north of New Providence, site of the country's capital of Nassau.

The photos showed ruins as far as the eye could see, including trees bent in half or entirely stripped.

The storm hit the island late Sunday as a Category 5 hurricane and then stalled, bringing a storm surge of up to 23 feet above normal levels in some areas.

According to Fox13's Mark Wilson, an airport on Grand Abaco Island was totally covered in water.

The storm, upgraded Sunday morning to a catastrophic Category 5 storm with sustained wind speeds of 160 miles per hour, struck the Abacos islands in the Bahamas. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

"The eyewall of Dorian continues to move away from Grand Bahama Island".

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for.

And by the time you get into 2:00 p.m. Thursday, it does speed up.

The Miami-based weather center says turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning. Dorian is expected to decrease in strength over the next 48 hours, but remain extremely unsafe.

The core of Dorian will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through Wednesday night.

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