Hurricane Dorian made landfall at Elbow Cay in The Bahamas at 12:40 pm EDT on Sunday with 185 mph winds, gusting to 220 mph, making the storm the strongest Atlantic region landfall in recorded history.
By Sunday, the storm was rated as a Category 5 and is expected to last for around thirty hours in the Bahamasn before it moves on toward the U.S.A.
The storm has already caused major damage in the area. Marsh Harbor Bahamas has already been totally destroyed, according to reports.
Extreme devastation in the #Bahamas after #HurricaneDorian. (🎥 via Latrae Rahming, former press aide for Bahamas’ Prime Minister Christie.) #Dorian #Cat5 #PrayForTheBahamas #prayforbahamas pic.twitter.com/2JmwKNkV0y
— Emerald Morrow WTSP (@EmeraldWTSP) September 1, 2019
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 1, 2019
Here's the 10 pm EDT Tropical Cyclone Update: Extremely dangerous #Dorian remains stationary and continues to thrash Grand Bahama Island. The next full advisory will be released by 11 pm. https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/tzrywpnuDo
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 3, 2019
Other footage of the storm’s damage is devestating:
The footage floating around Twitter from that Category 5 hurricane is unbelievably tragic.pic.twitter.com/XmE8aPS4AS
— Bruce Blitz (@BruceBlitz) September 1, 2019
— Sam (@samgerrits) September 1, 2019
More videos coming from the Abaco Islands from the devastations by Hurricane Dorian….this is complete heartbreak. Prayers to all. 😥🙏🏽 #hurricane #hurricanedorian #Bahamas #242 pic.twitter.com/lfvM4dzQtv
— 🌍James Julmis🌍 (@julmisjames) September 1, 2019
Dorian is expected to hit the U.S. around the West Palm Beach area and then spin north toward Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina.