Extreme flooding in Freeport from Hurricane Dorian

Video A tattered Bahamian flag hangs over debris after the monster storm Hurricane Dorian

It was moving northwest at 2 mph, below walking speed, and was about 105 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida.

The storm's relentless winds and rain battered homes and businesses on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined population of about 70,000 and are no more than 40 feet (12 meters) above sea level at their highest points.

Now a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, Dorian was expected to remain in that category until Saturday, when it should drop to a Category 1 with wind speeds of about 85 miles per hour.

The storm hovered over the islands for nearly 24 hours.

As many as 13,000 homes in the Bahamas may have been destroyed or severely damaged, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.

Although Dorian wasn't forecasted to make landfall, the NHC noted that the wind field increased and any deviation of the track to the east would wring hurricane-force winds onshore along portions of Florida's east coast.

"It is scary", he said, adding that people were moving from one shelter to another as floodwaters kept surging.

Defending champ Osaka loses to Bencic in US Open’s 4th round
Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of a painful left shoulder. Osaka went down in straight sets - 7-5, 6-4 - and had only lost one game in her previous three matches this tournament.

While the storm may not make a direct landfall over the United States, there will be big indirect impacts from tropical storm force winds, heavy rainfall, coastal flooding and storm surge from Florida up to the Carolinas through the week ahead.

Authorities in Florida also ordered some mandatory evacuations.

Palm Beach County, the state's third most-populated county and home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, was among those with partial mandatory evacuations.

A Tropical Storm Warning has now been issued north of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia. It remained almost stationary 25 miles northeast of Freeport, Bahamas and 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida - the same position it was in at 9 a.m. Monday.

"It's like a ghost town". "I think people know the drill and have places set up to stay".

Dorian was tied with Gilbert (1988), Wilma (2005) and the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, based on maximum sustained winds.

It will move very close to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas over the next few days. Allen in 1980 was the most powerful, with 190-mile (306-kph) winds, the NHC said.

Related News:

  • Brexit: Protests in Cardiff over Parliament shutdown

    Brexit: Protests in Cardiff over Parliament shutdown

    Late on Monday, prime minister Johnson didn't explicitly call for another election but didn't rule it out too. Economists warn that trade would be disrupted by tariffs and customs checks between Britain and the bloc.
    IPhone 11 series specs leaked, all powered by A13 processors

    IPhone 11 series specs leaked, all powered by A13 processors

    The standard iPhone 11 will come with 4GB RAM, while the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will both come with 6GB RAM. The iPhone 11 will feature a 6.1-inch LCD with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels and 326 PPI pixel density.

    Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-registration is live in the USA and UK

    On top of that, this is could be Samsung's most affordable 5G device and it is expected to run on a Snapdragon 855 processor. Samsung will offer this device with 6GB and 8GB RAM options coupled with 128GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.
  • Alabama sheriff: 14-year-old confesses to killing five family members

    Alabama sheriff: 14-year-old confesses to killing five family members

    In this photo provided by WHNT-TV News, authorities block access to a street, in Elkmont, Ala ., on September 3, 2019. Just before 6 a.m., the school posted to Facebook stating extra counselors would be at the school Tuesday.
    Keith Urban covers Taylor Swift's 'Lover' as her new album breaks records

    Keith Urban covers Taylor Swift's 'Lover' as her new album breaks records

    Taylor Swift 's country ballad, Lover , hit the airwaves just over two weeks ago and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Taylor Swift got her start at age 14 when her family moved to Nashville so she could focus on becoming a star. 'I am screaming.
    Arrest warrant against Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami

    Arrest warrant against Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami

    The pacer was formally charged with domestic violence and sexual harassment by the Kolkata police earlier this year in March. Shami took only 42 Tests to achieve the feat and left behind fast bowlers like Zaheer Khan (49) and Ishant Sharma (54).
  • Walmart changes gun policies after shootings

    Walmart changes gun policies after shootings

    Walmart said Tuesday it will stop selling handguns and some types of ammunition in its US stores following recent mass shootings . Those moves were prompted by the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
    Over 30 feared dead after boat engulfed in flames off California coast

    Over 30 feared dead after boat engulfed in flames off California coast

    Authorities say the people killed when fire engulfed a dive boat off Southern California will have to be identified through DNA. A mayday call revealed one side of the harrowing discussion between a Coast Guard dispatcher and the Conception's captain.
    Samsung's new Galaxy A90 aims to make 5G more affordable

    Samsung's new Galaxy A90 aims to make 5G more affordable

    Whether it has run out of such experiments or has changed its mind, the Galaxy A90 5G is anything but experimental. So are the 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage that is, at least on the 6 GB RAM model, still expandable.
  • Fiorentina to sign Liverpool teen Duncan

    Fiorentina to sign Liverpool teen Duncan

    Liverpool pledged to seek a resolution with Duncan and described Rubie's allegations as "inaccurate" and "inflammatory". Bobby Duncan's move from Liverpool to Fiorentina looks as if it will finally happen before Monday's deadline.
    Apple products could get costlier under new US tariffs on chinese goods

    Apple products could get costlier under new US tariffs on chinese goods

    Trump has heard pleas from Apple CEO Tim Cook to exempt the iPhone maker from the new levy, but there's no indication yet of a reprieve.
    Nadal shakes off dropped set, soars into quarters

    Nadal shakes off dropped set, soars into quarters

    The Croatian scored his first Top 15 win of the year on Friday by surviving 40 aces to defeat No. 14 seed John Isner. Rafael Nadal moved ominously into the last 16 at the US Open with a straight-sets win over Chung Hyeon.


Most liked

Tropical Depression forms in Gulf, headed toward Tamps
A noaa hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Fernand this afternoon to provide more information on the intensity. Squalls with gusts to tropical-storm force are likely north of the warning area along portions of the lower Texas coast.

Teen's junk food diet caused him to go blind, study reveals
Sky News reported that that teenager had "lived off a diet of chips, crisps, white bread, and processed meat". Atan said she first treated the boy at the age of 14, when he came in complaining of chronic tiredness.

Injury ends Djokovic's US Open title defence
Grigor Dimitrov downed Alex de Minaur, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the first time. The victor of that matchup goes to the semifinals against either Roger Federer or Grigor Dimitrov.

VA Clinics in Southern States Close Ahead of Hurricane Dorian's Arrival
Compared to its status during the past couple of days, Dorian has weakened and its classification has been lowered to Category 4. It has maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and is forecasted to begin moving north-northwest later Tuesday morning.

UK Parliament takes on pivotal day on Brexit
But Johnson insists the potential for leaving without a deal must remain as a bargaining chip in negotiations with the EU. ITV news reporter Shebab Khan, who was at Whitehall, wrote: "Volume of the chants doubled as Boris Johnson stepped out".

India's Chandrayaan-2 ready for moon landing
The lander and rover will carry out experiments to find water on the lunar surface and map for chemicals and topography. Fourth Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was performed successfully 30 August at 6.18 pm.

Explosives found near Labor Day parade route
But soon after 7 a.m., the borough of South Plainfield announced that all events were canceled due to a "security concern". He also repeated there was no indication that the devices were "planted" but were found in the vicinity of Kaiser's house.

The Launch of World of Warcraft Classic Marks New Records on Twitch
Blizzard's upcoming big game, World of Warcraft Classic , officially launches today, August 27. A standard WoW subscription fee is needed to access WoW Classic .

Why Neymar's FC Barcelona Deal Broke Down
Mundo Deportivo, which is based in Barcelona, said Neymar staying at PSG was only postponing his return to the Camp Nou. As the most costly piece in an incomplete jigsaw, Neymar is both a symptom and a victim of PSG's failings.

Britons set to protest Johnson's Brexit move
Chancellor Sajid Javid defended Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament while speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today program. The decision to prorogue Parliament prompted an angry backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit.

Van Dijk, Ronaldo and Messi shortlisted for Fifa award
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the award previous year , beating Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the prize. Cliftonville Ladies defender Billie Simpson has missed out on the final shortlist for the Puskas Award .

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4512941 Apparently Causes CPU Throttling
Although this update fixed a number of issues, Microsoft maintained the tradition of introducing new bugs for Windows 10 users. In the operating system Windows 10 from Microsoft will be a function of resetting the system boot from the cloud.

Student pilot hailed for landing plane after his instructor passes out
He praised both the student pilot and the tower saying: "I'm telling you, you don't get that cooperation very often". The air traffic operator kept the trainee calm as he talked him through an emergency landing at Jandakot Airport.

Capital controls sends Argentina assets tumbling
It does, however, restrict people from buying more than $10,000 a month, or making transfers exceeding that amount per month. He had lifted numerous protectionist practices of his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Roma set to sign Arsenal midfielder on loan — Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The 30-year-old has shown flashes of his ability but has often struggled to show consistency and tends to frustrate with his end product.