Storm expected to produce 4-8in of rain in Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and remain hurricane for few daysForecasters declared a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday, as Hurricane Isaias drenched areas of the Bahamas devastated by Dorian last year, on track for the US east coast.Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 75mph and was expected to remain a hurricane for a few days, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami. Continue reading...
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Before-and-after images of the Bahamas from space reveal Hurricane Dorian's destruction — swipe back and forth to compare
Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, making a record-tying landfall in the Abaco Islands as a Category...Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, making a record-tying landfall in the Abaco Islands as a Category 5 storm on Sunday. It was the most powerful storm the Bahamas have ever seen. The hurricane ground to a halt over the northwestern Bahamas for over 24 hours, killing at least 30 people and leveling entire neighborhoods. These satellite images show what parts of the Bahamas looked like before and after Dorian. Swipe back and forth to see the damage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hurricane Dorian spent more than 24 devastating hours hovering over the Bahamas last weekend, ripping away roofs, flooding homes, and killing at least 30 people. Dorian made landfall in the Abacos islands as a Category 5 storm, bringing 185-mph sustained winds with gusts up to 220 mph. It tied the record for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall ever. The storm hit Marsh Harbour, the largest city on Great Abaco island, at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday and left it destroyed. The damage to the downtown area is pictured below. Swipe back and forth to see satellite images from before and after Dorian. The Red Cross estimated that a total of 13,000 houses were destroyed across the Bahamas — that's 45% of all homes on the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco. Bahamas officials expect Dorian's death toll to rise as search efforts continue, and the total "could be staggering," Duane Sands, the Bahamas Minister of Health, told the New York Times on Thursday. "We are embalming bodies so that we have more capacity as new bodies are brought in," Sands said. "We need to get coolers into Abaco and Grand Bahama, because we believe that we may not have the capacity to store the bodies." Bahamas officials are sending morticians and 200 body bags to the Abaco Islands, CNN reported on Friday. Accessing Marsh Harbour has been difficult because the Leonard Thompson International Airport, pictured below, remained under 6 feet of water. It is still closed to most planes. The tiny island of Green Turtle Cay lies just east of the Abacos. When Dorian arrived there on Sunday, its winds blew down trees and ripped houses apart. The island's small community of about 500 people is without power, water, or a food supply, according to the Washington Post. "We didn't leave because we'd been through other storms," Craig Curry, a resident of Green Turtle Cay, told the Washington Post. "But not this. This was nothing like we've ever seen." Curry said that when the winds blew out a window in his house, he nailed his dining room table over the hole. When another two windows and his door exploded, he retreated to the basement. "We fought that storm for two days," Curry added. "Now we're homeless. There's nothing left."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Scientists say climate change can make hurricanes stronger
Aid groups struggle to deliver basic supplies due to destructionCategory 2 storm with winds of 110mph...Aid groups struggle to deliver basic supplies due to destructionCategory 2 storm with winds of 110mph threatens US coastlineAfter hammering the Bahamas and leaving at least 20 dead, Hurricane Dorian began raking the south-east US seaboard, with the eye hitting the North Carolina coast on Thursday evening.The threat to the US remains real but in the Bahamas the storm has left such terrible devastation that the authorities were still struggling to get aid to stricken areas and the death toll is expected to rise, perhaps steeply. Continue reading...
Death toll rises to 20 in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian regains strength and threatens the Carolinas
A day after the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the Bahamas finished mauling...A day after the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the Bahamas finished mauling the nation's northern islands, Florida emerged largely unscathed. But the Carolinas could see record flooding.