ONE SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS DORIAN HAS GRAND BAHAMA MOSTLY UNDERWATER
So it’s the end of the big hurricane season. But it’s not ending without a major storm. This time, the storm’s name is Dorian. You’ve surely heard about it by now. It’s sitting off the coast of Florida (still!) and wreaking havoc in the area. So far, we still don’t know where it’s going to go or how long Dorian will last. The latest says it may head towards the Carolinas. Yes, there were winds of 185 miles per hour. Yes, storm surges have put water levels 20 feet above normal. And yes, of the millions affected so far, millions more are sure to be. But the scariest thing I’ve seen so far is a satellite image that shows Grand Bahama, mostly underwater. This is a tragedy that’s already happened. But it’s not even close to being over yet.
DORIAN WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE DEVASTATION, BUT WHERE NEXT?
So what’s next? No one knows. But the Bahamas have taken a serious beating. The severe winds have ripped roofs off of buildings. They’ve also totally destroyed structures, combined with the storm surge and wind driven flooding. Authorities have ordered evacuations for parts of South Carolina, Georgia and, of course, Florida. Dorian is currently moving northwest at about 2 mph. That’s scary news. It’s like a heavyweight boxer putting you in the corner and keeping you there. And, again, you’re taking a beating in that corner.
DORIAN IS THE LARGEST HURRICANE TO HIT THE BAHAMAS SINCE 1935, SURE TO BREAK MORE RECORDS
But this is no normal giant storm. Dorian is the most powerful hurricane to hit the Bahamas since the Labor Day Hurricane back in 1935. And that storm has no name, because that’s before we named these monsters. Also, there’s never been a Category 5 hurricane stall like this before. It’s just sitting there, doing more and more damage and terrifying people in multiple states. So cross your fingers. And, maybe, don’t buy any waterfront property like, anywhere.