Dorian, a catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane

Makes landfall at Elbow Cay, Abacos

Sunday morning, Dorian was upgraded to a Category 5 Hurricane.

By Sunday afternoon, it strengthened more with maximum sustained wind speeds at 185 mph.

This is the strongest hurricane to hit the northwestern Bahamas in modern history.

Dorian made landfall at Elbow Cay, Abacos Sunday afternoon.

It will continue to impact the northern Bahamas through Monday. 

It will batter Great Abaco and Grand Bahaman islands with hurricane force winds, along with powerful storm surge and flooding. 

Dorian will slow down even more as we head through Monday and Tuesday. 

The current forecast has Dorian making a slight curve to the west/northwest Monday into Tuesday as it approaches Florida's Atlantic coast. 

This curve is CRUCIAL in the projected path of the storm. 

As it stands, the forecast keeps Dorian off the coastline of Florida early next week, then curving towards Georgia and the Carolinas late in the week. 

All locations from Florida to the Carolinas need to remain vigilant to the forecast. 

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