New Forecast: Hurricane Dorian Is Going To Absolutely Hammer The East Coast All Week Long
New Forecast: Hurricane Dorian Is Going To Absolutely Hammer The East Coast All Week Long by Michael Snyder for End of the American Dream
This is the worst natural disaster that the Bahamas have ever seen. For hour after hour, Hurricane Dorian has remained almost stationary over the islands, and the devastation is immense. Power poles are being snapped like twigs, vehicles are being tossed about like toys, and thousands upon thousands of homes have already been destroyed. The good news is that Dorian is now just a Category 4 storm, but the bad news is that it will continue to move at a “glacial pace” for the rest of this week. Bands of heavy rain are already pummeling Florida, and the storm is going to slowly crawl up the east coast in the coming days. In fact, according to the latest projection the storm will still be south of Washington D.C. on Friday afternoon.
And remember, this is just a forecast. If the track of the storm deviates to the left just a little bit, Hurricane Dorian will actually make landfall somewhere along the east coast. The following is an excerpt from the update that the National Hurricane Center just released…
Dorian remains nearly stationary just north of Grand Bahama Island. A slow west-northwestward motion is expected to resume overnight and continue into early Tuesday. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by late Tuesday, with a northeastward motion forecast to begin by Wednesday night. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island into Tuesday morning. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening and then move dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts on Wednesday night and Thursday.
But even if the eye never makes landfall, this storm will still have a tremendous impact on communities all along the east coast over the course of this upcoming week.
In fact, evacuation orders were just issued for a million more people…
The governors of South Carolina and Georgia ordered at least 1 million people to evacuate their coasts beginning Monday after Hurricane Dorian left devastation in the northwest Bahamas and headed for the U.S. East Coast.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp both announced mandatory evacuation orders to take effect at noon Monday in advance of the slow-moving, Category 5 hurricane.
In addition, it is being reported that more than 1,200 flights were canceled on Monday alone…
Airlines have canceled about 1,275 Monday flights within, into, or out of the United States because of Hurricane Dorian as of 4:30 p.m. Eastern, according to flight tracker FlightAware.
Florida airports account for the bulk of the cancellations, with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport topping the list after the airportannounced plans to close at noon Monday. According to FlightAware, there are 548 flight cancellations to and from Fort Lauderdale, home to big operations for Southwest, Spirit and JetBlue.
Even though wind speeds have diminished a bit, Dorian remains an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, and everyone should be taking it very seriously.
Just look at what is happening in the Bahamas right now. According to the Daily Mail, the main airport is currently “under five feet of water”…
In the Bahamas, Dorian brought gusts of 225mph and up to 30 inches of rainfall on Sunday, wrecked 13,000 homes, tore down power lines and left Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport under five feet of water by Monday morning. Experts have also warned of a possible storm surge that could send destructive waves crashing into the coast.
Dorian is the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, and the joint-strongest ever to make landfall, after it barreled into the Bahamas with wind speeds of 185mph on Sunday.
Of course the Bahamas have seen many hurricanes before, but in all this time there has never been a storm quite like this…