UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Hurricane Dorian hit the coast of the Bahamas, according to the US National Hurricane Tracking Center.
As follows from the statement of weather forecasters, a hurricane of the 5th, highest category, “hit the coast of the island of Abaco”, located in the northern part of the Bahamas.
“Dorian is becoming the greatest hurricane in modern history of northwestern Bahamas. Catastrophic conditions arise on the Abaco Islands,” say weather forecasters.
On Sunday, Dorian hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean reached the fifth, highest category, with a maximum wind speed of about 298 kilometers per hour.
Earlier, the US National Hurricane Tracking Center reported that Dorian is heading north and could fall on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina next week.
In Florida, where they were expecting a first hurricane strike, and in further down the coast of Georgia, an emergency regime has already been announced. Later, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster also announced an emergency mode.
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted : “It looks like our great South Carolina can be hit much harder than we thought before.”
“This also applies to Georgia and North Carolina,” Trump added. He reiterated that Dorian could be the most powerful in decades.
Dorian is the fourth hurricane this season. Of the three previous ones, only Barry led to casualties – one person died. Last season, Florida was hit by two hurricanes – “Gordon” and “Michael”, several dozen people became victims.
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