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Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2019. 12:25 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas this morning as a Category 5 storm, with experts calling it the “strongest hurricane in modern records”.

Dorian made landfall with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour with gusts reaching up to as much as 220 miles per hour. When comparing sustained winds, Dorian is second only to Hurricane Allen of 1980, meanwhile weather experts say that the storm is still intensifying. Dorian also comes with storm surge flooding between 18-23 feet above normal tide levels.

While Florida is expected to escape the bulk of the hurricane’s power, alerts are still active in the area. The projected current projected path is for Dorian to affect states such as Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia in the upcoming week.

The damage is expected to be “catastrophic” in affected areas.

Breaking Belize News will be updating our readers as more information is released about the impact on the Bahamas.

 

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