- On Monday at 8:00 EDT, the National Hurricane Center announced that Dorian was a Category 5 storm that hit the Bahamas.
- Dorian could save the US a direct hit, but will approach Florida's east coast late on Monday.
- In some parts of Florida, compulsory evacuations were conducted, scheduled for a later Monday for the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia.
Devastators "Hurricane Dorian struck parts of the Bahamas overnight, punishing a maximum of 250 km / h of sustained wind ̵
Storm surges in some places The water levels rose more than 20 feet above normal.
Dorian tore roofs, overturned cars, and tore off power lines as people squatted in schools, churches, and shelters.
The Hurricane Center still predicted that Dorian On its way to the US coast, evacuations were ordered for parts of Florida and later on Monday for the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.
Acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan said on Sunday that even if the storm remains off the US mainland, there could still be big problems with strong winds, a devastating storm surge and heavy rainfall.
The center of Dorian was located about 30 miles to the east-northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, and 115 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. The storm barely slowed and moved west at a speed of 1 mph.
According to The Associated Press, Dorian set the record for the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever to land in the Bahamas, reaching the hurricane on 1935's Labor Day hurricane.
Follow the live coverage of the storm below:
Grand Bahama Island feels all the wrath of Dorian
The National Hurricane Center said on Monday at 5 am EDT that on its current track, "the core is extremely dangerous "Hurricane Dorian will continue to haunt Grand Bahama Island today and tonight. The hurricane will move dangerously close to Florida's east coast by Wednesday night.
"… Although a gradual slowdown is forecast, Dorian is expected to halt a strong hurricane over the next few days."
Maximum sustained winds were near 165 mph with higher gusts.
Dorian relentless over Bahamas
Parts of Grand Bahama Island were announced The US National Hurricane Center announced that the Category 5 storm was whipped overnight by destructive hurricane forces, moving at a mere one mph per hour West moved.
The persistent winds dropped slightly to 165 mph Starting at 4 pm EDT, but gusting up to 200 mph. The storm surge reached a height of 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels with higher destructive waves.
"This is a life-threatening situation Residents on the island of Grand Bahama should not abandon their protection when the eye goes over On the other side of the eye, the winds will rise rapidly and the inhabitants of the Abacos should remain in their protection until conditions are easing today, "warned the center.
"These dangers will persist across Grand Bahama Island during most of the year causing extreme destruction on the island," the center added.
"Catastrophic" storm surge on Grand Bahama?
Grand Bahama Island was probably hit by the "catastrophic storm surge" of Hurricane Dorian, the US National Hurricane Center said at 1 pm EDT.
"This is a life-threatening situation," said the center. "Residents of the island of Grand Bahama should not abandon their protection when the eye passes, as the wind on the other side of the eye rapidly increases, and residents of the Abacos should remain in their shelter until conditions subside later."
] Wind gusts over 200 miles per hour were recorded, along with a storm surge of 18 to 23 feet above the normal tidal level with higher destructive waves.
"These hazards cause extreme destruction in the affected areas and take several hours," said the Hurricane Center.
Forecast of Breathtaking Precipitation
The National Hurricane Center says that Dorian is expected to pour 12 to 24 inches of rain into the northwestern Bahamas by the end of this week, with some spots just as strong as 30 inches.
– Carolinas Coast: 5 to 10 inches, with isolated areas getting 15 inches
– Atlantic Coast from the Florida Peninsula across Georgia: 3 to 6 inches, with isolated tails as of 9 inches  – Southeastern Virginia: 2 to 4 inches, isolated 6 inches
– Central Bahamas: 2 to 4 inches, isolated 6 inches
Evacuations arranged in several states
South Carolina Gov Henry McMaster ordered the evacuation of the entire Sunday Coast of his state. The order, which included approximately 830,000 people, was due to come into effect on Monday lunchtime. At this time, the state forces should lead all lanes on major coastal freeways in one direction inland.
The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, ordered evacuations on the Atlantic coast of the state, also from Monday noon.
The Florida authorities have ordered evacuations in some vulnerable coastal areas.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned his state that heavy rain, wind and floods could occur later in the week.
– The Associated Press
Hurricane Watch Expands
The National Hurricane Center has extended its warnings to other parts of Florida.
According to 23:00 ET – Sunday's recommendation: "A Hurricane Watch has been extended from the Flagler / Volusia County line to the mouth of the St. Mary's River to the north A Storm Surge Watch has also been launched from the Flagler / Volusia line County to the mouth of St. Mary's River north extends St. Mary's River. "
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Port Canaveral Closed on Monday
Authorities announced Port Canaveral in Florida would close at 8am because of the" Zulu "hurricane on Monday. Coast Guard's distinction means that the port can suffer hurricane winds within 12 hours.
Port Canaveral is located approximately 45 miles east of Orlando and is considered the second largest cruise port in the world to offer "multi-day boarding", according to the port's website.
More than 600 flights canceled
According to The Associated Press, more than 600 US flights were canceled on Monday as the nation prepared for hurricane Dorian. Almost half of these flights involved routes that either arrive or depart from Florida airports.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport announced on Sunday that it will close at 12:00 pm "until further notice" on Monday.
Cancellations also affected North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and other states. About 336 flights were canceled for Sunday alone.
The Governor of South Carolina ordered the evacuation of thousands
The Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, ordered compulsory evacuation throughout the state on Sunday, affecting an estimated 830,000 people. The evacuations will start on Monday lunchtime, encompassing seven districts: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Horry and Jasper.
These districts will close on Tuesday also school and government buildings. To ensure a speedy evacuation, officials are reversing the flow of traffic on major highways.
"We do not want people stuck on the highway," McMaster said during a Sunday press conference.
Abaco Islands Report Catastrophic Conditions "
" Disastrous conditions "have been reported in the Abaco Islands, according to The Associated Press, with a tidal wave of up to 23 feet due to hurricane Dorian causing residents to damage their homes and homes Officials have ordered boats to ferry residents to larger islands in the Bahamas.
Earlier, Dorian had damaged roofs, crashed power lines and overturned vehicles and released floods, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said to AP that some areas are so heavily flooded that "you can not tell the difference between the beginning of the road and the beginning of the ocean."
"Dorian's anger now targets Grand Bahama," NHC reports 19659018] The National Hurricane Center announced at 17 pm ET warned Sunday that Hurricane Dorian's "rage" was directed at Grand Bahama, the n northernmost island of the country and one of the largest. The movement of the storm slowed to 8 km / h, although its maximum sustained wind is still 300 km / h.
The intensity of the storm has led the NHC to send out new alerts for areas on the east coast of Florida, including a hurricane warning that extends from the Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia. Brevard County Line. A Hurricane Watch was also issued by the Volusia / Brevard County Line to the Flagler / Volusia County Line.
Palm Beach International Airport has canceled all commercial flights scheduled for Monday due to official calls from Hurricane Dorian.
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian "Situation Difficult to Describe"
Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Bahamas Tourism Ministry, told CBSN's Elaine Quijano that Hurricane Dorian "is deteriorating in conditions with swells, buildings that are already losing roofs and causes a situation that is difficult to describe. "In the Bahamas, a tidal wave between 18 and 23 feet is expected, and the tide is accompanied by large and destructive waves.
"The Bahamas were very proud of the fact that they were profoundly prepared for hurricanes." She added. "We experienced it more than we liked, but I think nobody expected a hurricane of that intensity."
Jibrilu said the Bahamas had experienced gusts of wind more than 200 miles an hour.
"We will. We will not be able to gauge the impact of the storm until it has left, and we can estimate the extent of the damage to Abaco and Grand Bahama," she told CBSN. "Abaco and Grand Bahama are surrounded by keys and beautiful – keys are very small islands – we really asked people to evacuate tourists," said Jibrilu. "The government has done a great job in collecting people from the keys, from low-lying areas, near flood-prone areas … and getting them into hurricane shelters."
Florida makes Dorian courage
Floridians seemed to wander north, wondering if he should breathe again. However, as the correspondent of CBS News, Mark Strassmann, reported, after days of warnings, hasty preparations and short-term supplies on Sunday, the coastal residents knew better than to relax completely.
Dorian's heavy wind and coastal floods were still potential threats.
According to Strassman, Dorian's physical damage was lower than expected, but his threat was already costly: companies lost millions when tourists fled shortly before the Labor Day weekend and empty beaches left behind. Closures of airports and canceled flights extend the losses in the coming week.
Northern utilities were already on their way to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas to help with blackouts.
International Board Video The space station showed on Sunday afternoon the daunting grandeur of hurricane Dorian, who wrapped the Bahamas in a catastrophic Category 5 storm.
Cameras on the outside of the ISS shot the video as the station circled the Caribbean, showing it well-defined, circular cloud mass swirling around a large eye.
Dorian lands in the Bahamas
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Dorian landed on Elbow Cay on the island 12:40 ET.
Maximum sustained winds have risen to tremendous 185 miles per hour. The Hurricane Center said the storm's arrival was "a life-threatening situation" with threats that would cause "extreme destruction".
Wind gusts were clocked at over 220 miles per hour. The storm surge was measured between 18 and 23 feet above normal tide levels.
Trump informs about Dorian
Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, told President Trump and other senior US officials today about a live weblink that Hurricane Dorian was a "textbook case of a very powerful hurricane."
He warned that the storm was so great that it could cause considerable damage even far out of his eye.
"The big question," said Graham. Here, the storm actually turns east into the Atlantic as it goes north along the US coast.
"We will be dealing with this hurricane all week," he said, predicting that it is widespread storm surge and precipitation over 20 inches in some places.
Graham said there was still "so much uncertainty" about the forecast track, because even a small deviation in the storm's behavior could significantly change its course.
Catastrophic Conditions in the Bahamas
The National Hurricane Center stated that Dorian would be warned The center warned of catastrophic conditions in the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas when the storm slowly moved west.
Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Sunday was the saddest day of my life.
Trump pushes southeast on "CAUTION!" On Sunday morning, President Trump sent a more personal message to the Southeasterners: be careful.
He said Hurricane Dorian was headed for Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, and that it could hit harder than expected. Looks like one of the biggest hurricanes of all time. "
" Be careful! "Urged Mr. Trump, simply adding," GOD bless EVERYONE!
DHS chief says Dorian could stay off the US coast
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told CBS news anchor Margaret Brennan on Sunday said that the monster hurricane raging in the Caribbean could stay off the coast of CBS, but he warned that it could still cause big problems.
"Most models show It lasts more than 24 hours (across the Bahamas) before heading north, most likely offshore Florida, Georgia. and South Carolina, "McAleenan said.
" That does not mean that there will be no significant impact from the storm, where hurricane winds are expected to hit the Florida coast on Tuesday, "he added, noting that that a tidal wave was expected to be a major threat and it could also "give a longer rainfall as the storm makes its way north."
McAleenan said he wanted to "brief" President Trump on the storm, and probably do so later on Sunday morning with other important Cabinet members.
The incumbent DHS chief also defended the decision of the Trump administration In an interview on Sunday on "Face the Nation", Acting Minister of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said that the expected transfer would cost more than $ 155 million The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would have "no effect" on its department's response to the hurricane.
Dorian Could Settle Over the Bahamas
It Was Early When Hurricane Dorian slows down in the Bahamas, as predicted later in the day, this could complicate its prospects for the southeastern US coast.
The National Hurricane Center said Dorian could almost stop over Great Abaco Island or Grand Bahama Island for more than 24 hours late on Sunday. Ken Graham, director of the Hurricane Center, said that this would be a catastrophe for the island chain.
Forecasts say that sea levels in parts of the northern Bahamas could rise to 20 feet when the storm surge is crowned with giant waves.
With coverage by The Associated Press.
Now – Category 5 – Dorian roars toward the Bahamas.
Dorian grew into a massive Category 5 storm early Sunday morning, overtaking the Bahamas with potentially devastating winds of 250km / h and gusts even higher.
The National Hurricane Center warned the Bahamas not to feel the rage of the storm within hours, and although variations in Dorian's intensity were expected, it was likely that it would "remain a major hurricane" in the next few days. How It Goes North toward Georgia and the Coast of Carolina
"Significant effects could also occur if the center of #Dorian remains at sea," said the Hurricane Center, adding that "the In the middle of next week, the number of strong winds and life-threatening storm surges on the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina is increasing.
Orlando Airport Resumes Planned Closure on Monday
Orlando International Airport issued a statement on Saturday canceling its plan for Monday, September 2, and continuing normal operations.
"The airport's Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian 24/7 and airport managers will work with industry partners to see if further adjustments are needed. Airport operations require plans," a statement from the airport said Orlando.
What supplies do you need to prepare?
The National Weather Service encourages anyone on the path of the storm to do so. It's "never too early" to prepare for a hurricane CBS News has some tips on emergency care for people and pets and a checklist of supplies ammunition to be prepared before the onset of a great 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.  "You Must Over-Over": Former Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, Provides Tips for Surviving a Hurricane
The NOAA Radar Shows the Eye of Hurricane Dorian
Saturday night, the NOAA Hurricane Hunters released Picture that shows the eye of hurricane Dorian. The National Hurricane Center at that time confirmed its status in Category 4.
Florida "not out of the woods," said DeSantis.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged residents, especially those on the east coast of the state, to "stay alert" as Hurricane Dorian continues westward. " We're not out of the woods yet, "DeSantis said during a press conference on Saturday night.
" So we've been encouraged in the last 24 hours … but we're also preparing for this cone of insecurity still many areas on the east coast of Florida and even in central and northern Florida. "
During a press conference on Sunday, DeSantis encouraged them in evacuation zones to" honor that call. "
" This storm of this magnitude could really cause massive destruction, "DeSantis said." Do not jeopardize your life by They lag behind if you have the chance to come out. "
Pets Evacuated from the South Carolina Coast Acceptable for Adoption
Humane Society officials in North Carolina say hundreds of pets are standing along after evacuation facilities CBS subsidiary WSPA reported, "The Greenville Humane Society has now released more than 200 animals for adoption, and officials said they need volunteers," said Rachel Delport, who works at the center in Greenville.
Trump meets with FEMA officials at Camp David
President Trump met with FEMA officials at Camp David on Saturday to discuss the response to Hurricane Dorian. Mr. Trump canceled a weekend visit to Poland to plan the potentially catastrophic storm that could affect more than 20 million Americans. Trump left Camp David briefly on Saturday morning to visit the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. He returned to presidential retreat on Saturday afternoon.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said the President was briefed on the storm every hour and "participated in several phone calls". Asked about a video posted by The Hill allegedly showing Mr. Trump playing golf, Grisham said, "I have no idea what this video is." Trump retweeted several tweets from the National Hurricane Center, FEMA and the American Red Cross on Saturday to get information about the storm. He also warned in a tweet that South Carolina "MUCH harder hit than imagined".
Meet the NOAA's first Hurricane Hunt crew, made up of only women, fleeing the violent storm. Commander Rebecca Waddington, Lieutenant Lindsey Norman and Captain Kristie Twining flew into the eye of the storm this week.
Her hurricane fighter collects data for the NOAA, which allows forecasters to predict where the storm will lead next. But her flight Thursday was historic. It was the first time in NOAA history that a Hurricane Hunter flight crew consisted of women.
"There are more women who are interested in flying, and it's also fun to have that camaraderie because, to be honest, it was dominated by men," said Captain Kristie Twining.
Twining hopes to inspire a new generation of female pilots.
"Let them know that this is a possibility for them, and they do not need to feel intimidated or, in any case, think that they can not," Twining said.
"People think you are a bit crazy, but if you tell him why we go out and do this, go out and collect all this really important data, then people are usually really thankful for what you do do, "Norman said.
– Dana Jacobson reports