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Hurricane Dorian Looks Massive from Space As NASA Prepares for Impacts

Hurricane Dorian Looks Massive from Space As NASA Prepares for Impacts

"Each island has abundance of homeless dogs, my heart is so broken for the ones without a place to hide in a category 5 monster and only God can protect them now". Van Dam also warned that though the storm has gotten slightly weaker, going down to a Category 3, it will also get larger as tropical force winds expand from the center.

The US Coast Guard airlifted at least 21 people injured on the Abaco islands, which Dorian hit on Sunday with sustained winds of 295kmh and gusts up to 355kmh, a strength matched only by the Labour Day hurricane of 1935, before storms were given names.

He added that the sea surge from the storm was high and people were still trapped in their homes and attics.

The U.S. Coast Guard said four of its helcopters were assisting in the humanitarian effort.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Dorian has battered the Bahamas for the past three days.

NASA satellite imagery through Monday night showed some spots in the Bahamas had gotten as much as 35 inches (890mm) of rain, said private meteorologist Ryan Maue.

"I think I can speak for every Bahamian that's overseas when I say just everyone feels helpless and filled with anxiety, because you know how to prep for a hurricane... and you kind of just skipped all those steps and you're just waiting - just waiting, trying to get any news that you possibly can from friends and family".

Greater St. Paul AME Church parishioner Pam Jennings unloads clothes and blankets for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian: Latest updates on deadly storm's forecast track along East Coast

Grand Bahama Island was under the eyewall of Dorian, the most severe part of the hurricane, for 40 straight hours as the storm crawled at a record-slow pace for a tempest so strong. The preliminary estimates were based on an assessment by representatives from Caribbean countries, the WFP and other organizations.

Forecasters have told Floridians not to become complacent because the storm is now predicted to stay off the coast.

More than two million people along the coast in Florida, Georgia and North and SC were warned to evacuate.

Hurricane-force winds had expanded to 60 miles (95 km) from the storm's core, with still-dangerous tropical storm-force winds felt for 175 miles (280 km) from its center, the NHC said. Tropical storm watches are in effect for eight counties, as well parts of Florida and SC.

Nine counties in Florida have issued mandatory evacuation orders. "What deterred me is everything was open, the garbage man came today, the post office was delivering, so those things kind of make you indecisive".

The governors of Georgia and SC had ordered evacuations of some coastal counties.

The hurricane, with winds speeds of 183 miles (295 kilometers) per hour, is one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.

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