What an affect this hurricane had on the Bahamas! Hitting the Bahamas as a Category 5 with sustained winds of 185 mph and wind gusts over 220 mph.
I was pretty much stationary for almost two days, only traveling at 1-mph or less. It is now heading up the east coast of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and beyond much faster. Coastal flooding, beach erosion and tropical storm-force winds have already lashed parts of Florida’s Atlantic coast.
Thank goodness the eye of the hurricane is staying out to sea which has kept a lot of the high winds out but the water coming onshore is causing a lot of inland flooding.
The ocean is rough and the waves are unbelievable on Jacksonville Beach. People got out to check out the waves and the beach and were truly taking a risk.
Wind damage, life threatening storm surge, some up and above 6-7 feet of storm surge is scary and threatening to life, homes, cars, animals, etc.
High tide in the early morning, along with the storm surge, makes us so vulnerable. Take this hurricane seriously folks in Hurricane Dorian’s path. With another high tide in the afternoon, the potential of more flooding is 100%.
Praying for all who have dealt with Hurricane Dorian, those who are dealing with Hurricane Dorian and for those in Hurricane Dorian’s path.
As a Cat 2, of 110 mph Hurricane Dorian has the potential of becoming a Cat 3 again with 115+ mph winds as it nears the South Carolina Coast on Thursday, Charleston mid day and then Myrtle Beach on Thursday evening or so. Then on Friday, the core of the storm comes over the Sounds or near it. All I can say is this hurricane has had amazing staying power for days and has been showing it for days…
Update: Thursday 2:43 am est – Hurricane Dorian moves away from Florida’s coast, grows to a Category 3 storm as the Carolinas prepare for possible direct hit…
Update: Thursday 7:05 am est
Hurricane Dorian Battering South Carolina, North Carolina With Flooding Rain, Storm Surge, Battering Waves, High Winds
Published: | weather.com
Sep 5 2019 8:45 AM
Hurricane Dorian has intensified into a Category 3 major hurricane once again and will track near the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and southeastern Virginia into Friday, delivering a siege of storm-surge flooding, high winds and flooding rain.
Dorian’s maximum sustained winds have increased to the 115-mph threshold required to regain major-hurricane status (Category 3 or stronger). Regardless of its strength, Dorian will have significant, damaging impacts near and along the Southeast coast.
Update Sept 5 10:03 – Tornadoes hit Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian floods Charleston; 200K without power