A huge Dorian hurricane hits the northern Bahamas early Sunday, escalating to a Category 5 catastrophic storm – 180 mph winds and a threat of torrential rain that can last for days like millions in the US, along the southeast coast from Florida to North Carolina, it looks at where the next storm may be heading.
The National Hurricane Center at 11 a.m. Sunday reports that the Category 5 storm center was located about 20 miles east of the Big Abaco Island in the Bahamas and 205 miles east of West Palm Beach as it moved west at 7 mph with a maximum sustained wind of 180 mph.
NHC Director Ken Graham stated that Dorian's goggles, where the strongest winds are found, are starting to
. " the strongest storms in history for this region, "Graham said at a morning briefing.
Dorian is an "extremely dangerous" hurricane, according to Fox News senior meteorologist Janice D Ian, who said the storm is set to strike a devastating blow to northwestern Bahamas by Monday.
"The perfect storm beast," Dean said Sunday morning on Fox & Friends, adding that the northwestern Bahamas has never had any direct impact from a Category 5 storm.
"This is not a storm. you have to go wrong, "added Dean.
ROAD OF DORIAN DORIAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW larger islands as Dorian approaches.
Conditions deteriorate rapidly in the Bahamas on Sunday morning. ZNS Bahamas video from 9:30 am Shows water rise as winds rise.
"The winds have definitely gone up. The trees are knocking, rocking. They even break, ”ZNS reporter Megan Shepherd [
Another Twitter user posted a video on Twitter from a family member of fierce storm winds reaching Abaco.
Government spokesman Kevin Harris said Sunday that Dorian is expected to affect about 73,000 residents and 21
"There is fear," said American Jack Pittard to the Associated Press in a telephone interview Sunday morning as glasses approached the islands. "I'm worried about the destruction of property, but I don't believe there will be loss of life here."
Pitard, who has been traveling to the Bahamas for about 40 years, told the AP that he had blocked a house and spent his first hurricane in a nearby duplex behind a group of houses a friend owned. Peter to the AP did not expect a significant storm from a storm in his location.
"I'm not afraid to die here," he says.
Forecasters have warned that slow motion of Dorian can lead to prolonged periods of life-threatening storm tide, devastating hurricane winds and heavy rainfall that can cause life-threatening lightning floods Abaco and Grand Baham on Monday.
The NHC stated that data at 9:30 am from the Air Force Hurricane Reserve Airplane indicated that the hurricane was continuing to intensify.
"At present, the glasses of the catastrophic Hurricane Dorian are reaching the Abaco Islands. This is a life-threatening situation," the NHC said. "The residents there must shelter immediately. Do not drop your eyes if it passes over your location. "
Forecasts between 12 and 24 inches for the northwestern Bahamas, with isolated quantities up to 30 inches, according to the NHC. Dorian is also expected to cause a life-threatening storm tide with water levels raised 15 to 20 feet above normal in coastal wind areas of the Abakan Islands and the Big Bahamas.
"Near the coast, the tide will be accompanied by large and devastating waves," the NHC said.
The Florida Government Ron DeSantis has asked the Floridians to keep the Bahamas in their thoughts, while preparing for whatever impact Dorian may bring. The Sunshine State declared a state of emergency last week before the storm to support preparations.
"The Bahamas will be absolutely leveled by this thing because this thing is a violent storm. The Bahamas are flat," Desantis said Saturday, "They have no protection against this storm and it will blow up there; this will throw out maybe 2 feet of rain in the Bahamas. "
DORIAN NEAR THE Bahamas Bring 150 MPs EVENING, THE WASTE OF THE STRAIGHT CHRIST; 19659003] The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minis warned that Dorian was" a dangerous storm, a dangerous storm, is in extreme danger and can have catastrophic consequences. "McLean's Town, a village of several dozen homes on the east end of Grand Baham Island, about 150 miles off the Atlantic coast of Florida. Most people come from Sweeting Cay, a fishing town several hundred people about 5 feet above sea level.  "We don't take no chance, "said Margaret Bassett, ferry boat driver for Deep Water Cay Resort, AP." They said evacuate, you must evacuate. "
Click here FOX NEWS APPLICATION  The slow moving storm can take until Monday afternoon to cross the Bahamas and then sharply turn and rise above the US coast, possibly staying right up to Florida and Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday , and then hit South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday.
But forecasters have warned that Dorian's path could easily be displaced and lead to some of the worst conditions to coastal locations.
"If there's a 30-mile difference, that's the difference between tropical storms and hurricane-force winds," Dean said Sunday on Fox & Friends. That is why we have to wait for every forecast. "
In Florida, Palm Beach County issued an evacuation order beginning at 1pm on Sunday after a county that includes West Palm Beach was placed under a tropical storm warning.
Evacuation involves barrier islands, homes and areas prone to Hurricane Dorian
While the official Dorian forecast road bends the storm away from the area before striking land, the NHC says there is a 50 percent chance West Palm Beach will get hurricane winds by early
On Saturday, the Government of and South Carolina's Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency, mobilizing state resources to prepare for the potential effects of the storm.President Trump has already declared a state of emergency and was short late Saturday for the storm.
in the US: Major airlines allowed passengers to change their bookings without a taxi, large cruise lines diverted their ships, and the national coast of Cumberland Island, Georgia, was closed to visitors. Disney World and other Orlando resorts have delayed the closure announcement.
Melissa Leon and the Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.