Hurricane Dorian attacking Abaco, Bahamas: Lord please help us!
Now a category 5 hurricane, the most powerful Atlantic Hurricane landfall in history. God be with the people of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas a favorite among tourists and known as a beautiful winter escape for many seeking sun and sea with Holiday plans to the Bahama Islands.
The National Hurricane Center called Dorian “the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwest Bahamas. Only four storms in the Atlantic have ever had higher sustained wind speeds and none since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
A desperate cry for help, are messages seen on twitter today coming from Marsh Harbor. According to a press release by the Ministry of Tourism of the Bahamas, eTN published earlier Hotels, resorts, and tourism businesses throughout the Northwest, Bahamas have activated their hurricane response programs and are taking all necessary precautions to protect visitors and residents. Most hotels are empty and guests were evacuated.
Hurricane Dorian packed sustained winds of 185-mph with staggering 220-mph gusts as it made landfall in the Bahamas Sunday, prompting President Trump to tweet that the churning monster “is looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever” as it moved within 205 miles of Florida.
Only four storms in the Atlantic have ever had higher sustained wind speeds, and none since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, AccuWeather reported, while the National Hurricane Center called Dorian “the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwest Bahamas.”
The storm slowed its march over the ocean to just 7 mph as it approached the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, and could remain over the archipelago for 30 hours as it brings up to 30 inches of rain and storm surges of up to 23 feet, the hurricane center said.
“It’s going to be very bad for the Bahamas,” said hurricane center director Ken Graham, calling Dorian a “very treacherous, very dangerous, life-threatening situation” for the islands.