What You Need to Know About Hurricane Dorian
After causing devastating carnage in the Bahamas Sunday through Monday night, Hurricane Dorian will move toward Florida’s east coast between Tuesday and Wednesday evening. However, the second most powerful Atlantic storm in history will move very close to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday evening, and over or near North Carolina by Thursday night.
Hurricane Dorian was originally classified as a Category 5 storm—sustaining wind speeds of 185 miles per hour—on Sunday and Monday. While Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday morning, it increased in size. Even if the hurricane doesn’t reach land, a Category 2 storm could still result in flooding and extremely strong winds.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the conditions in the Bahamas this past Sunday were considered “life-threatening.” So far, there have been five reported deaths in the region.
Yet, Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield stated there have been multiple casualties that haven’t been confirmed. In addition, the island has suffered catastrophic damage, including Freeport—the second-largest city in the country—being five feet underwater.
Florida, specifically the northside of West Palm Beach, has experienced rain bands (e.g. showers and thunderstorms) and strong winds of approximately 39 mph on Monday afternoon. Due to the likelihood of dangerous weather conditions sweeping through Florida, state officials have warned residents to continue preparing for the worst.
Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina authorities have issued mandatory evacuations for those living in the coastal areas.
For more information about Hurricane Dorian, contact Strems Law Firm, P.A. today at (786) 661-3111.