Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Bahamian Minister shows scary video of high flood waters from Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian hunkers down over the Grand Bahama, one Bahamian Minister has shared scary footage of 20 feet high water around his home.

Minister of Agriculture and Marco City MP Michael Pintard, who lives on Grand Bahama, gave the world a peek at what he and others on the island are facing. 

Walking around his home, Pintard said he is completely flooded out. Water is seen lapping at his kitchen window which he said has to be at least 20 feet off the ground. 

He said he has neighbours that are in a far worse position.

There have been reports of widespread destruction in the Abaco islands and in Grand Bahama with unverified reports of dead bodies floating about. 

So far, one eight-year-old boy is confirmed to have drowned at his home in Abaco.

According to the National Hurricane Centre, At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 26.8 North, longitude 78.4 West and is moving very slowly toward the west-northwest near 1 mph (2 km/h). 

A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next day or so, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest and north.

The NHC said on this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight.  The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late tonight through Wednesday evening and then move dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coast on Wednesday night and Thursday.

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