Hurricane Dorian bashes Bahamas, Live route


Dorian weakened on Tuesday but was heading north-westward and growing in size, moving "dangerously close" to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Dorian, now a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, is located about 170 kilometers east of Fort Pierce, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 175 km per hour.
The second-strongest Atlantic storm pounded the Bahamas islands, killing at least seven people and causing widespread flooding.

Live: the route the hurricane is following as it approaches the coast of Florida



Hurricane Dorian facts

  1. Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 storm, is beginning to lash the Florida coast with winds and heavy rain.
  2. The hurricane pummeled the Bahamas for 48 hours. Thousands of homes are believed to be damaged or destroyed and 62,000 people don't have drinking water.
  3. Seven people have been killed on the Bahamas' Abaco Islands and officials expect the the death toll to rise.
  4. There were 7,100 customers without power in Florida as of early Wednesday, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.