Dorian is only a few nautical miles from the Bahamas and has been placed in Class 5 by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). This is the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
It’s a real monster that will hit the Bahamas in the next few hours. Dorian advances towards the Abaco Islands and the Greater Bahamas. According to testimonials posted on Twitter, the current has been cut in some sectors in anticipation of the passage.
The Class 4 hurricane intensified further overnight and was placed in class 5 this Sunday morning, the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale. There are now fears of winds above 250 km / h.
NEW: #Dorian is now a category 5 #hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds. The eyewall of this catastrophic hurricane is about to hit the Abaco Islands with devastating winds. Next advisory: https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/oFspgN0XbT
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 1, 2019
What is even more disturbing is that Dorian is very unstable. After having slowed down at less than 13 km / h, it accelerates again this morning and its trajectory is very uncertain.
- Florida still threatened
Dorian had the latest news to continue northward and thus save Florida, but it seems to be returning to the west and the US remains alert to high winds and heavy rains.
Georgia and the Carolinas of North and South are also concerned because the trajectory could touch them in stride. The passage on the Bahamas is scheduled on the day of this Sunday and until tomorrow, Monday.