Hurricane Dorian has stalled over the Bahamas Monday, tearing up homes and tumbling cars with winds of about 165 mph in what could be a day-long pounding at the northern islands.
Dorian’s advance has slowed to 1 mph, keeping the hurricane over the Bahamas and sustaining the damage there, including downed power lines.
“This is a life-threatening situation,” the National Hurricane Center warned. “Residents on Grand Bahama Island should not leave their shelter when the eye passes over, as winds will rapidly increase on the other side of the eye.”
Florida residents remain on alert as Dorian has moved within 120 miles of West Palm Beach.
Forecasters say the state may not sustain a full-on hit by the hurricane but should still get blasted by heavy winds and rain.
Dorian, considered the most powerful storm since Hurricane Allen in 1980, is expected to shift from Florida early in the week to the Carolinas and Georgia Thursday and Friday.
As President Trump noted, however, Dorian could still change course.
“We don’t know where it’s going to hit but we have an idea, probably a little bit different than the original course,” Trump said. “But it can change its course again and it can go back more toward Florida.”
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