The now "post-tropical" hurricane Dorian, which caused at least 43 deaths in the Bahamas this week and advances to Canada, desists to dissipate and he again increased his fury to cyclone category 2 this saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in the United States reported.
The agency said satellite data indicates that Dorian, which threatens this weekend with cyclone conditions in Nova Scotia (Canada), is stronger than previously announced on Saturday.
The NHC predicts that the post-tropical cyclone will take a east-northeast turn this Sunday.
He points out that the center of Dorian should cross the coast of Nova Scotia near Halifax for the next few hours, and then cross the east of Nova Scotia towards the Gulf of San Lorenzo near Prince Edward Island tonight.
He points out that the center should pass near or over northern Newfoundland and eastern Labrador late tonight or Sunday morning.
Dorian is accompanied by a tropical depression this Saturday and the tropical storm Gabrielle, which moves west northwest and maintains maximum sustained winds of 85 km to 1,895 km west southwest of the Azores.
This Atlantic season is expected from 10 to 17 named tropical storms, that is, with winds over 63 km / h, and from five to nine hurricanes, with winds of 120 km / h, according to the National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration of the United States (NOAA).
This is a season with a 45% chance of an "above normal" activity, which is 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major ones.
So far from the current hurricane season, which began last June, tropical storms Chantal, Andrea, Erin, Fernand and Barry have also been recorded, which became a hurricane in July shortly before landfall in Louisiana, where left substantial material losses, but no direct fatalities.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, at around 9 a.m. on Friday, Eastern US time degraded to category 1 with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm was flogging virulently as it glided along the coast of North Carolina, with fierce winds and the danger remains.
Residents were told to take refuge, while more than a quarter of a million homes and businesses were left without power on the coast of South Carolina after the storm.
"Get safe and stay there," Governor Roy Cooper said.
Dorian strikes the northeastern part of North Carolina with violent gusts of wind that exceed the speed of 90 miles per hour, he reported in his bulletin at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern time) the National Hurricane Center. It is expected that the center of the storm will continue moving towards the northeast, being able to pass very close or above the coast and that it will cause, in addition to the winds, strong swells accompanied by destructive waves. In the early hours of this Friday, the eye of the hurricane was located just east of Cape Hatteras, 10 miles (15 kilometers).
After destroying the Bahamas and leaving a number of deaths that already reaches 43 (according to updated figures on Friday night) and could continue to increase, Dorian is now a category 1 hurricane of 5. On its way, it has passed near the Coasts of South Carolina and then the North, where it has caused great destruction by tornadoes.
Authorities have said it is bringing swells, winds, heavy rains and dangerous tornadoes. In the last bulletin, it was reported that a Hurricane Surf City alert is active to the line between North Carolina and Virginia. There is also a surveillance notice for Nova Scotia, as well as a tropical storm for other parts of the coast.
Image of the destruction caused by a tornado due to Hurricane Dorian in the state of North Carolina.
Dorian-originated tornadoes tore roofs and dump cargo trucks, and nearly 330,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the two Carolinas as the hurricane advanced north along the coastline.
The winds of the storm weakened at nightfall, reaching 90 miles per hour. Trees and lampposts collapsed through the streets of historic downtown Charleston. In some areas, the gusts had a maximum speed of 80 miles per hour.
Authorities have posted images of a tornado in North Carolina on Twitter.
Video of a tornado passing near Pender County Fire Station 18 along Highway 17 near Sidbury Rd. Video courtesty of Station 18. Time was around 6:55-7:00 AM EDT Thursday Sept 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/RRFhZuL47l
— NWS Wilmington NC (@NWSWilmingtonNC) September 5, 2019
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported in its bulletin from 11:00 a.m. this Thursday, Eastern Time, which the coasts of South Carolina, North Carolina and the southwest of Virginia were seriously threatened Due to the phenomenon, it is expected to cause flooding along the coast with its powerful swells during the next few hours.
Image of the destruction caused by a tornado due to Hurricane Dorian in the state of North Carolina.
At 3 a.m., the NHC warned that the water level in some segments of the South Carolina coast had already begun to rise. As well as strong gusts of wind.
In addition, it was also reported that more than 130,000 people were without power. The Duke Energy company said power outages were expected that could affect 700,000 people in the two Carolinas.
The authorities issued an evacuation order for 830,000 residents on its coast.
Forecasts indicate that Dorian will continue to approach that area, where it will continue throughout the day, and on Friday it will move to the coasts of North Carolina.
exist storm surge warnings from the mouth of the St. Mary River to Poquoson, Virginia; for Palmico and Albemarle Sounds; Neuse and the Palmico River and Hampton.
And one hurricane warning for the north of the Savannah River to the border of North Carolina and Virginia, as well as for the area between Pamlico and Alebarmle Sound. Another tropical storm watch extends to Massachussetts.
In the Bahamas, where the hurricane arrived this weekend before leaving this Tuesday, rescue teams they broke through on Wednesday between destroyed and flooded houses, trying to reach victims soaked and stunned by the passage of Hurricane Dorian and fully assess the magnitude of the catastrophe that is unprecedented. The official death toll rose to 30 on Thursday night, according to Health Minister Duane Sands.
The figure is expected to increase while authorities continue to confirm with emergency services and morgues.
A day after the most powerful hurricane that has ever hit the country finished attacking the islands of Abacus and Grand Bahama, the lifeguards had not yet reached some of the most affected areas.
"There are many unknowns right now," said Iram Lewis, a member of the Bahamas Parliament. "We need help," he added.
The hurricane parked on the Bahamas for more than a day and a half earlier in the week, with winds of up to 185 mph and torrential rains, flooding the neighborhoods with murky brown waters and destroying or severely damaging thousands of their homess.
"We are in the middle of one of the biggest national crises in the history of our country," said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. He said he fears that the death toll will increase.
More of 70,000 people In the Abaco Islands and in the Grand Bahama, they need immediate help, according to the UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Assistance, Mark Lowcock.
Rescuers in the Bahamas used jet skis, boats and even an excavator to reach children and adults caught by floodwaters, while the US Coast Guard, the British Navy and a handful of humanitarian groups tried to bring food and medicine to the survivors and to take the most needy people to safe places.
Five Coast Guard helicopters flew almost every hour to the battered Abacus and evacuated more than 20 injured to the main hospital in the capital, Nassau.
In the Bahamas, Red Cross spokesman Matthew Cochrane said it is believed that more than 13,000 homes, about 45% of residences in Grand Bahama and Abaco, suffered severe damage or were completely destroyed.
United Nations officials said food will be needed for more than 60,000 people on the islands, while the Red Cross said some 62,000 residents will require drinking water.
"It is a total devastation. It is decimated. Apocalyptic," said Lia Head-Rigby, who helps lead a relief group in the event of a hurricane and flew over Abaco. "It's not rebuilding something that was there. We have to start over."
He said his representative in Abacus told him that there were "many more dead."
Volunteers rescue a family from a flood in Freeport (Bahamas).
"It's a historical tragedy," Minnis said Monday. "It is a devastation without background and widespread."
The first five deaths, including that of a seven-year-old boy, were reported in Abacus – where Dorian's passage also left substantial material losses and floods – then two more succumbed to his wounds in a hospital. The number of deaths could increase in the following days.
The digital medium The Bahama Press He said the child was drowned. He also published a photo showing some bodies lying in the back of a truck, and said sources on the ground report the presence of more fatalities in Abacus. He has also tweeted that there is no trace of several people.
The deceased minor has been identified as Lachino Mcintosh. According to the information disclosed, he died after his family tried to relocate to seek refuge during the hurricane. The Bahamas Press has reported that the child's sister is missing.
Minnis said authorities are focused on finding and rescuing victims. As reported, there are at least 21 people injured.
First death recorded in Abaco following Hurrican Dorian passage on Abaco….
BP BREAKING| The first recorded death of Hurricane Dorian is now being confirmed. Seven year-old, Lachino Mcintosh, drowned after his family attempts to relocate their home. McIntosh's sister is missing pic.twitter.com/UQ99XPlBEa
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) September 2, 2019
The hurricane Dorian swept the Bahamas this Sunday and Monday as a historically powerful storm, authorities said, after its passage it has left scenes of devastation that had not been seen in decades.
A spokesman for the Red Cross said Tuesday that in total it had destroyed or severely damaged more than 13,000 homes between the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, which accounts for 45% of the homes in that territory.
Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Dorian also destroyed the sanitary infrastructure of Grand Bahama and that the main hospital on this island was out of use after being flooded.
Images of the destruction in the Bahamas on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.