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Dorian was upgraded to Category 5 status on 8 a.m. advisory Sunday. The storm is showing maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. Dorian made a very slight shift west overnight.
SC's governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation of his state's entire coast as #HurricaneDorian threatens.

Ga Mandatory evac Co's east of I-95 & I-16 will only go WB 8am Tues

Fla Mandatory: Brevard, Duval, Martin, Nassau, Palm Beach, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Volusia
"CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5" #HurricaneDorian
Wind Gusts over 220 mph
Max Sustained Winds 185 mph
Storm Surge 18-23 ft with higher destructive waves
915 MB pressure nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/M…
#HurricaneDorian remains incredibly powerful & is currently making landfall on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island. Category 5 hurricanes like #Dorian usually don't hold that intensity for very long.
Now 180 MPH
12H 165 MPH
24H 155 MPH
36H 145 MPH
48H 140 MPH
72H 120 MPH
#HurricaneDorian in Bahamas hrs earlier, vid driving with water coming up over hood of car. Not for long, I shouldn't think.
Atlantic is already eating away at the dunes in Indian Harbor Beach, FL tonight.
Perspective of #HurricaneDorian.
President Trump, with typical stellar competence, has assembled the resources ready to help with #HurricaneDorian, h/t to all.
#HurricaneDorian "turn" when?
#Dorian What is it like to be in 183 mph winds during intense rain and storm surge in Elbow Cay, Grande Abaco? #HurricaneDorian #DorianBahamas
#HurricaneDorian has elbowed northward but moving westward
Wind Gusts to 200 mph
Max Sustained Winds 165 mph
Storm Surge 18-23 ft with higher destructive waves
916 MB pressure

The hurricane will move dangerously close to the
Fla coast tonight through Wed evening.
Grand Bahama International Airport is now under 5ft of water. Some areas have been in #HurricaneDorian's eye for over 9 hours and counting.
#Dorian #Bahamas
The eye of catastrophic Cat. 5 #HurricaneDorian lingered over #GrandBahamaIsland overnight & into this morning, as seen in this close-up GeoColor loop from #GOESEast, making a slight dog-leg north then back again moving west.
#HurricaneDorian's winds in the the Bahamas have been gusting to more than 220 mph. Many people reported missing.... "sounds like a jet engine, just screaming winds that pick up but never really go away,"
In the eye of the storm there is no rain, and comparatively little wind, and so, residents venture out to survey the first half of the damage #Dorian exacted in what was still then left of Marsh Harbour .
During the calm of the eye, the Abaco Island residents of an apartment without a roof must consider survival with little shelter as the back wall, the second half of #HurricaneDorian approaches them.
The rain falls entirely sideways in #HurricaneDorian's eye wall, #Dorian's storm surge evident as well.
#HurricaneDorian had westward travel w slight dissolution as it approached FL's higher pressure over its peninsular land mass; it stalls direction, and re-gathers coherence while now grazing south Fl coast:
#HurricaneDorian Category 4
Wind Gusts to 190 mph
Maximum sustained winds 150 mph
Storm Surge Lantana to the Savannah River...4 to 7 ft
minimum central pressure 938 mb
Present movement WNW 105 mi East of West Palm Beach
#HurricaneDorian offshore at Lauderdale by the Sea
#Dorian takes a right turn north.
People gathered at Jacksonville Beach Pier to #pray that #Dorian would back off.
#Dorian bounces back easterly.
#HurricaneDorian has stalled over the Bahamas tonight on top of today's vast devastation. US coast guard has now arrived to help rescue people.
Earlier today #HurricaneDorian had already been surging above second story of homes in the Bahamas.
As night approached, Freeport residents found themselves in the rafters as #HurricaneDorian washed away homes & cars. When sheltering in rafters, people are advised to carry hammers in case of need to break escape holes before roof could otherwise drown them under water.
Where We Go One We Go All:

One family's able to successfully evacuate a flood-surrounded home through #HurricaneDorian's raging waters by tying themselves to each other before skillfully negotiating their route, without deteriorating panic, helping each other cross. #WWG1GWA
Before night fell, #HurricaneDorian had left nothing on Abaco Island. 5 people are confirmed dead so far.
#HurricaneDorian now a Category 3 (2AM EDT)
Maximum sustained winds 120 mph
Palm Beach County, FL reported sustained wind of 49 mph w gusts to 60 mph
Storm Surge Lantana to Savannah River 4 to 7 ft
minimum central pressure 950 mb
Still stationary 100 mi East of West Palm Beach
The US Coast Guard has sent in helicopters to evacuate injured from Abaco and fly them to Nassau.
There are reports of some flooding in Miami.
There are reports of flooding in Miami.
#HurricaneDorian now a Category 3 (8AM EDT), located 110 mi ENE of West Palm Beach Moving NW at 1 mph with
Max sustained winds 120 mph & higher gusts
Storm Surge Volusia Co to Santee River SC 4 to 7 ft
Minimum central pressure 952 mb
Thanking #BestPresidentEver, as hundreds of utility workers have gathered, ready to deploy and help Florida recover in case of outages from #HurricaneDorian.
50 mph wind gusts, rain, and large waves breaking over Sebastian Inlet Pier in Florida.
#HurricaneDorian Category 2 (2PM EDT)
Max sustained winds 110 mph
Storm Surge Volusia Co FL to Cape Lookout NC...4 to 7 ft
South of Volusia ...3 to 5 ft
min pressure 959 mb
Moving 5 mph NW frm 105 mi E of Fort Pierce
Still over Grand Bahama Island, w dangerous winds & surge
#HurricaneDorian has Abaco left only in splinters. Anywhere even to land a plane? Yet?
High res radar of #HurricaneDorian from #GOES shows high pressure shearing on the northwest quadrant holding back heavy weather at the moment, but forecast says it won’t stay that way.
>60K people are in need of food, shelter and clean drinking water on Grand Bahama and Abaco.
Jax surfers delight in #Dorian's swell.
#HurricaneDorian Category 2 (4PM EDT)
Max sustained winds 110 mph, wind gust of 60 mph in Melbourne Bch, FL
min pressure 959 mb
Moving into Cape 5 mph NW from 105 mi E of Fort Pierce .
#HurricaneDorian now steering more around Cape so far
Category 2 (5PM EDT)
Max sustained winds 110 mph
min pressure 959 mb
Moving 6 mph NW frm 105 mi E of Vero Bch FL
Surge Savannah River to Cape Lookout NC...4 to 7 ft
Volusia/Brevard County Line FL to Savannah River...3 to 5 ft
#HurricaneDorian Category 2 (10PM EDT) skating around Cape Canaveral
Max sustained winds 110 mph, wind gust of 47 mph in New Smyrna
min pressure 958 mb
Moving NW at 6 mph from about 105 mi E of Melbourne
In a place called Marsh Harbour, collectively populated inclusive of many migrants from Haiti, the Bahamas Press reported Monday that “scores” have died from hurricane-related flooding. As power is out and cell phone batteries expired, few pictures are available from the ground.
Local press is reporting that many more have lost their lives in at least one part of the Abaco Islands where “bodies are floating”, loaded onto flatbed truck.
A standing medical clinic in Marsh Harbour is filled with #HurricaneDorian survivors.
#HurricaneDorian Category 2 (4AM EDT) zags west zigs east
Max sustained winds 110 mph
min pressure 963 mb
Moving NNW at 8 mph from about 100 mi E of Daytona
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