Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Update, Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Live Camera, Web Cam, Footage

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Live Camera

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Live Camera

Dorian made its first landfall on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas, at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts over 220 mph. A second landfall occurred shortly thereafter over Marsh Harbour, on the island of Great Abaco, with the same intensity.

The National Hurricane Center said Dorian was the strongest hurricane in modern record-keeping for the northwestern Bahamas and it was tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record with the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.

Woman asking for prayers in Abaco from r/bahamas

The powerful storm is blasting the Bahamas, but Dorian may spare the eastern coast of Florida a direct hit. Impacts along the Florida coast will still be damaging even without a landfalling hurricane.

The hurricane has made the westward turn forecasters had been predicting, but the turn to the north is becoming more likely to occur before it reaches the east coast of Florida.

Abaco flooding from r/bahamas

his satellite images shows Category 5 Hurricane Dorian making landfall across the northern Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph on Sunday afternoon, Sep. 1, 2019. (NOAA/GOES-East)

Fluctuations in strength are possible through Monday due to internal processes of hurricanes, such as eyewall replacement cycles, and crossing over the northern Bahamas.

The hurricane is forecast to slow its forward speed and may even stall east of Florida on Monday.

Rubis Gas Station Abaco from r/bahamas

With peak winds of 185 mph, Hurricane Dorian is the strongest storm on record to strike the Bahamas, and threatens to bring hurricane force winds, coastal flooding and other impacts to the east coast of Florida and Southeast U.S.

As the storm closes in on Florida’s east coast, the National Hurricane Center has posted hurricane and storm surge warnings for some areas. The hurricane warning stretches from Jupiter Inlet (just north of West Palm Beach) to the Volusia/Brevard county line (just north of Titusville). The storm surge warning spans from near West Palm Beach to Titusville. The storm surge refers to the storm-driven rise in ocean water above normally dry land. In some areas the surge could reach 4 to 7 feet, the Hurricane Center projects.

These warnings are focused on the period from Monday night through early Wednesday.

Although the center of Dorian, containing its extreme Category 5 winds, may remain offshore, its forecast track so close to the coast necessitated the warnings. “A small deviation to the left of the track could bring the intense core of the hurricane its dangerous winds closer to or onto the Florida coast,” the Hurricane Center wrote in its 5 p.m. discussion Sunday.

“This is a life-threatening situation. Residents there should take immediate shelter. Do not venture into the eye if it passes over your location,” the Hurricane Center warned. Specifically, the storm is unleashing wind gusts over 220 mph, along with storm surge flooding of 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels.

“These hazards will cause extreme destruction in the affected areas and will continue for several hours,” the NHC stated.

The storm is moving slowly toward Florida and the Southeast United States, but its exact track remains somewhat uncertain, with computer models shifting the storm slightly closer to the coast early Sunday compared with Saturday.