Florida Man Parks Car In Kitchen To Protect From Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian batters the Bahamas, edges closer to Florida

Hurricane Dorian weakens to Cat 3, will move 'dangerously close' to the Florida east coast late...

At the time, the storm had been stalled over Grand Bahama Island and its neighbors for a full day.

Bahamas prime minister Hubert Minnis said: 'We are in the midst of a historic tragedy. "The devastation is unprecedented and extensive".

Only water could be seen in the video, with no hint that there's a runway under the floodwater.

Dorian was expected to approach the Florida coast later yesterday, but the threat to the USA state had eased, with the National Hurricane Centre's projected track showing most of the coast just outside the cone of potential landfall. Several large airports announced closures and many flights were cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm in the northwest islands of the Bahamas on Sunday and came to a virtual halt, battering Abaco and Grand Bahama.

The US National Hurricane Center said Dorian's maximum sustained winds have now decreased to near 175km/h, but it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

Abaco and Grand Bahama, neither much more than 40 feet (12 meters) above sea level at their highest points, are home to some 70,000 people.

United Nations officials said more than 60,000 people on the hard-hit islands of Bahamas will need food, and the Red Cross said some 62,000 will need clean drinking water.

In another, a woman repeatedly says: "Please, pray for us", after the storm ripped the roof off her apartment building and she sheltered on top with her 4-month old baby and other residents.

Dorian killed one person in Puerto Rico, at the start of its path through the Caribbean. Some 13,000 homes have suffered severe damage as a huge storm surge sweeps across the northernmost island of the Bahamas, flooding roads and leaving five people dead. Choppy brown flood waters reached roofs and the tops of palm trees.

Parliament member Iram Lewis told The Associated Press his greatest fear was that waters would keep rising overnight and that stranded people would lose contact with officials as cellphone batteries died.

Flooding on the runway of the Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas. "We're definitely in dire straits".

"Apocalyptic. It looks like a bomb went off", Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a local hurricane relief organisation, said about Abaco Island.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is now forecasting that Hurricane Dorian will inch up the Florida coast over the next few days, reaching Georgia on Thursday (Sept. 5) and North Carolina on Friday (Sept. 6). It was centered 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Freeport - roughly the same distance from the city as at 9 a.m. Hurricane-force winds extended out as far as 45 mph (75 kilometers) in some directions.

North Carolina joined the states later Tuesday when Gov. Roy Cooper issued a mandatory evacuation for coastal areas.

Forecasters have told Floridians to heed mandatory evacuation orders now in effect for at least nine counties.

At 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, our local area saw its first Tropical Storm force winds, the St. Augustine Beach Pier saw sustained winds of 44 miles per hour and a wind gust measured at 52 miles per hour. It matched the Labor Day hurricane that struck Florida Gulf Coast in 1935, before storms were given names.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for.

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