Hurricane Dorian – Quick Facts
- From 17:00. On Tuesday, Dorian was a Category 2 hurricane that caused a "life-threatening" storm surge on Grand Bahama Island, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was a Category 5 storm over the weekend.
- The storm had a wind speed of 1
- At least five people were killed in the Abaco Islands, according to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who described Dorian as "a historic tragedy".
Hurricane Dorian began north on Tuesday after the Bahamas stagnation in the United States, where the storm caused widespread devastation and was held responsible for at least five deaths.
The National Hurricane Center announced that Dorian will be "dangerously close" to the east coast of Florida from Tuesday to Wednesday. Evacuations have been ordered for parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Over two million people were asked to evacuate. Florida expected minimal impact, but Governor Ron DeSantis said people should follow local evacuation orders.
"We only ask people to be safe and stay alert, there will be some repercussions in the state of Florida There will be storm surges" There will be some floods, "said DeSantis.
Dorian was a storm The hurricane center said it was in category 2 with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 mph from 2 pm EDT, its core being about 125 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and about 105 miles east of Vero Beach, Florida Miles per hour to the northwest.
Watch the live coverage of the storm below:
More than 2,400 reports of price cuts in Florida
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has received more than 2,400 reports of price cuts. A gas station sold 24-packs of Nestle's Pure-Life water for $ 9, more than twice the normal retail cost, and other stations increased the pump prices by $ 1 more than the price quoted.
While some claim that prices only rose Given the difficulty of transporting goods during a storm, many states, including Florida, are banning retailers from increasing the cost of essentials such as water and gas in a state of emergency, such as Governor Ron DeSantis declared on August 28.
– Aimee Picchi
Clocks and Warnings in Operation
A summary of the clocks and alarms in operation on the National Hurricane Center.
- There was a hurricane warning in Florida from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach and in South Carolina from north of Edisto Beach to the South Santee River.
- A hurricane clock was in effect from north of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to Edisto Beach, South Carolina. north of South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina; and in Albemarle and Pamlico sounds in North Carolina.
- A tropical storm warning was in effect in Florida from the north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet. from the north of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to Edisto Beach, South Carolina; and in the Bahamas for Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands.
- From Jupiter Inlet, Florida, to South Santee River, South Carolina, a storm surge warning was in effect.
- A storm surge guard was operating from north to south in the Santee River, South Carolina, to Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
Hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions were expected. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions were possible.
Tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions were expected within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions were possible within 48 hours.
A storm surge warning means there is a risk that life-threatening rising water will migrate inland within 36 hours. A storm surge guard means that a life-threatening surge in water can occur within 48 hours.
Heavy hurricanes like Dorian inflict 1,000 times more damage.
Hurricane Dorian was the second strongest hurricane in the Atlantic in terms of wind speed. Images from the Bahamas show the extent of the devastation that is consistent with the catastrophic damage expected in a Category 5 hurricane.
Of course we expect a stronger storm to cause more damage. However, the damage does not increase linearly with increasing wind. Instead, growth is exponential.
In the highest intensity, the winds of Hurricane Dorian clocked at 300 km / h about two and a half times faster than the winds of a Category 1 hurricane in the lower range. The potential damage caused by a storm like Dorian, however, is not 2.5 times higher or even 25 times higher – it's more than 1,000 times higher. This is because the damage, according to research by Nobel Laureate William D. Nordhaus increases by eighth power.
It is therefore to be expected that a storm with wind speeds of 200 km / h will not cause twice, but approximately 256 times the damage. A storm at 120 km / h. In a storm like Dorian with wind speeds of 300 km / h, the damage potential – resulting from a combination of wind, storm surge, rain and tornadoes – increases by 1.371 times.
That would explain why the strongest hurricane – category 3, 4 and 5 storms cause 85% of the total hurricane damage, though they account for only a quarter of the storms.
2 Dies in Florida before Dorian Possible Impact
A 55-year-old man died on Monday night after falling from a tree he cut short in anticipation of the arrival of hurricane Dorian tried.
CBS Orlando subsidiary WKMG-TV reports Edwin Youman, Fire Chief of the Ocoee Battalion, said the man had fallen after climbing into the tree about two meters with a chainsaw and trying to position himself around branches to cut. He did not use ladders, Youman said.
And a 68-year-old Indialantic man laying plywood on the windows of a beachfront condominium on Sunday afternoon in anticipation of hurricane Dorian had apparently fallen three floors and died, reports WKMG partner Florida Today.
He was identified as David Bradley by the Indialantic Police. The police said he was standing on a ladder on a screened balcony overlooking the sea when he fell. The police added that Bradley may have had a heart attack during the incident.
"He put down the plywood and lost his balance and fell through the screen," said Mike Connor, chief of the indialantic police.
Bradley fell to the ground behind the apartment, which faces the coast, police said.
"The devastation is unprecedented and extensive"
Dorian devastates parts of the Bahamas with heavy rainfall and gusts of over 200 miles per hour. According to the Red Cross, an estimated 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the Bahamas, home to nearly 400,000 people.
An overwhelming storm surge swallowed up entire parts of the city. The video showed water that is waist-deep and in some places much higher and extends for miles across the Abaco Islands.
The punishment conditions were exacerbated when the storm hit directly over Grand Bahama and mph crawled across the island at only 1. "The devastation is unprecedented and far-reaching," said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.
The life-threatening conditions burdened the search and rescue efforts when emergency calls came in. A woman told a local news station that she was 8 years old. Grandchild drowned in the rising water.
"My grandson is dead," said Ingrid McIntosh. "I just saw my grandson about two days ago, my grandson just told me he loved me."
Some people reportedly had to cut holes in their roofs to escape the flood in their homes. It has been suggested that extensive wells have contaminated many wells with salt water and urgently needed drinking water.
– David Begnaud
Dorian threw boats around like toy in the Bahamas
The US Coast Guard released new pictures on Tuesday about the destruction of hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. In a release, the Coast Guard said helicopter teams have been conducting medical research into search and rescue efforts.
Rescue operations were led by the National Emergency Management Agency of the Bahamas and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force. The Coast Guard, which supports the two authorities, said that anyone in a life-threatening situation who needs help should call 911 or 919.
Florida nursing homes will be evacuated, but some will not.
Nearly a quarter of Florida's population is over 60; Prior to Hurricane Dorian, 93 nursing homes and seven hospitals were evacuated. But some residents do not want to go.
Among them is 96-year-old Patricia Laurencelle, who told CBS Evening News she prefers to stay home.
"I'm restless," Laurencelle said when she was asked if she was nervous about the impending storm.
She has packed a bag just in case, but will stay for the time being.
KC Kelber, 70, and his neighbor, 75-year-old Buzz Rossman, remain in detention.
"When the wind rises above 120 miles per hour, we have to leave," Kelber admitted, "because I'm worried about the windows."
More than 8 million seniors live in the eastern coastal districts of Florida and face the threat of Dorian.
"I probably can not run anymore, but I can drive to my car and drive off," Rossman told CBS News, but Kelber agrees This is not a big plan.
When asked what worries Kelber, he said, "Just that he can not get out of here because he does. Move a bit slow and he's a bit fragile.
How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Dorian
The International Red Cross believes that there have been 13,000 homes hurricane Dorian badly damaged or destroyed soil, these numbers are only Estimates.
The storm, which was stationary late on Monday afternoon over Grand Bahama Island, has demolished roofs of buildings, flooded streets and knocked out power.
The situation is terrible.
When the storm is over, the Bahamas need help, as well as other communities on Dorian's way, here are two ways to help:
City of Miami BAHAMASTRONG
The City of Miami has set up 16 dispensaries to collect donations, fire stations, and some churches the city hopes the people who bought them to prepare for Dorian will donate money with a near-miss in Miami.
for water, canned food and baby food. The supplies will make it to the Bahamas on Wednesday, weather permitting.
World Central Kitchen
The world-famous chef José Andrés is on the ground in the Bahamas and gets ready to feed the people there. He hopes to be in the affected areas by tonight. When kitchens are destroyed, his World Central Kitchen will build a makeshift kitchen and cook in large paella pans.
World Central Kitchen has taken relief measures during past storms, including in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria. Andrés and others helped to feed 3.6 million people.
For a list of even more organizations that help communities affected by Hurricane Dorian, see CBSNews.com/help.[19659084lightboxesDorianviewedfromBahamas[[19659016onboardtheInternationalSpaceStationshowedonSundayafternoonthetremendousextentofhurricaneDoriantheBahamaswrappedupasadevastatingcategory5storm
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DHS chief says Dorian could stay off the US coast.
Acting Secretary of Homeland SecurityCBS News "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan said on Sunday that the monster hurricane in the Caribbean might remain off the coast of the United States, but he warned against that it could still lead to bigger problems.
"Most models show that it lasts more than 24 hours (across the Bahamas) before heading north, most likely off the coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina." McAleenan said.
"This does not mean that there will be no significant impact from the storm, with hurricane winds expected to hit the Florida coast on Tuesday," he added, noting that a storm surge was causing a storm It could also be "a prolonged rainfall as the storm makes its way north".
McAleenan said he "regularly" briefs President Trump on the storm, and is likely to do so in the future with other key Cabinet members late Sunday morning.
The incumbent DHS chief also defended the Trump administration's decision to channel millions of immigration enforcement emergency funds to the southern border as its authority prepares to respond to the perturbing storm.
In a Sunday interview on "Face the Nation," Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the expected transfer of more than $ 155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would have "no impact" on the response his department on the hurricane.
What supplies do you need to prepare?
The National Meteorological Service is encouraging Everybody on the way of the storm that it is "never too early" to start preparing a hurricane kit. CBS News has put together some tips on people and pets emergency preparedness and a checklist of supplies to keep ready before the onset of a major storm. In anticipation of potentially devastating storms during this hurricane season, the Red Cross recommends having several supplies, including a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, medicines, a multipurpose tool, and an emergency blanket.
The full list can be found here.