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Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas
News Bytes 09/4/2019 27 Comments

Parking itself over the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands yesterday. Floodwaters reached the second floors of buildings, trapped people in attics, and chased others from one shelter to another. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis calls the storm “a historic tragedy.”

Dorian hit Abaco Island on Sunday. The island suffered winds of 185 mph and gusts up to 220 mph. The U.S. Coast Guard helped by airlifting people off the island. The last time a storm was that strong was the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, before storms got names.

As of Tuesday, Dorian was at a standstill with part of its eye over Grand Bahama Island. The storm’s swirling winds were 120 mph—still a highly dangerous Category 3 hurricane. Dorian’s winds and rain battered homes and businesses on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Those islands are no more than 40 feet above sea level at their highest points. Grand Bahama airport was under six feet of water.

Minnis says many homes and buildings were severely damaged or destroyed. Bahamian officials have received a “tremendous” number of calls from people in flooded homes. At least two designated storm shelters flooded. Choppy brown floodwaters reached roofs and the tops of palm trees.

Over the long Labor Day weekend, hundreds of thousands of people in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina—more than 800,000 in South Carolina alone—had to evacuate. Officials there feared Dorian could bring life-threatening flooding even if the hurricane’s center stayed offshore.

Only God knows for sure where the wind will blow. (Psalm 135:7) But forecasters believe the storm will probably stay off the Georgia and South Carolina coasts tonight and Thursday. Still, meteorologist Daniel Brown cautions that “only a small deviation” could draw the storm’s dangerous core toward land.

With that in mind, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says, “We’re taking the ‘better safe than sorry’ attitude.”

(Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush while whisking up water from the surface of a canal in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Monday, September 2, 2019. AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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So terrible!

My family was watching this all day from Sunday till now. It has been very hard! one home video showed waves up the persons 2nd story floor stairs and clashing with the balcony. This is a very devastating hurricane. We should all pray. I know we are. I hope Flordia is safe! and Georgia and the carolinas .

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Mexico

there is also a Hurricane heading for Mexico.

Oh no!

Oh no!

Pray

Uh-oh. Hurricanes are never good. I hope you guys will join me in praying for these people.

Yes

Will be praying.

There are even more

In addition to the one in Mexico, there are actually like three other developing hurricanes out in the ocean. Hopefully they don't do anything!

Donald

President Trump says he's never heard of a category 5 hurricane, despite the fact four of them have hit the US during his presidency.

Oh no. We all need to be

Oh no. We all need to be praying. This is horrible.

@Zack W.

Maybe he means that they weren't naturally Category 5 hurricanes. Maybe they manipulated the weather.

@ Bella

Yes I saw those too briefly.

@ Zack W

you shouldn't pick on the president.

My friend lives in Florida!!

My bess friends family didn't evacuate florida! I've praying non stop for her!!! But apparently the hurricane won't be as bad in Florida...... still!!! She's really scared!!!!!!

Janna (Daniel's sister)

I'm glad that I don't live where hurricanes are! Does anyone live near where the hurricane is going to hit? (How did they get that picture?)

To Above

not. me and the pic is proprably. is probably a home video pictures

@Nadia

Zack isn't really picking on the president. He is just stating something. ( but he might be picking on the president, you can never be 100% sure what people are saying).

President

Lorelei E. is right, I don't intend to be insulting, I just thought it was kind of funny.

@ Zack W

ok. sorry I didn't know your intentions. it's hard to get emotions out of writing.

That is so terrible! I'm

That is so terrible! I'm praying for them all!

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

So sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh my gosh

this is very serious. I hope the hurricane will stop soon enough.

@ Daniel

Hurricane Dorian already hit where I live. Thankfully it was not that bad for us.

Wow Daniel!

I'm so happy that your family survived the hurricane! I can only imagine what it would be like to loose a home or a family member. For all those that did, it's probably hard for them to except that that is God's providence. I will definitely pray for hurricane Dorian targets!

Quick question!

Have any of you guys read that article in the teen magazine a couple months ago about the mind reading headpieces from one of the Carolinas? I thought it was really fascinating but kind of scary!

To Above

yes i read it!! it was....

Dorian

I live in North Carolina. I saw that a tree fell right in the middle of someone's small house after the hurricane. :(

may every one stay safe

IF YOU LIVE THERE STAY SAFE WE ARE ALL PRAING FOR YOU

Prayer is needed

I will pray for this.

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