The fearsome Category 4 storm slowed almost to a standstill as it shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passed.
Trump made his comments on Sunday as the Bahamas was lashed by Hurricane Dorian with fears that the catastrophic storm could result in devastating damage and loss of life
Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas as the US braces for one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Dorian to be 40 to 50 miles off the Florida coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, with hurricane-force wind speeds extending about 35 miles to the west
There was little information from the affected islands, though officials expected many residents to be left homeless
The storm ripped off roofs, overturned cars and tore down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters
In the northern stretches of the Bahamas archipelago, hotels closed, residents boarded up homes and officials hired boats to move people from low-lying areas to bigger islands as Dorian approached.
The storm's forecast track now includes not just Florida but also the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas
Don Walsh, 40, was surfing in waist-deep waters at around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, when he caught air on a wave and landed on a 6.5-foot shark
Homeowners and businesses rushed to cover their windows with plywood. Supermarkets ran out of bottled water, and long lines formed at gas stations, with some fuel shortages reported.
The resort, currently closed for the summer, is on the wealthy barrier island of Palm Beach. No activity could be seen there Friday afternoon and the Trump Organization did not return a call seeking comment.
The only female PM of Canada till date came in for quite a bit of criticism for her wish, but she held her ground saying "Trump's indifference to suffering is intolerable"
Trump, announcing the last-minute change of plans at a Rose Garden signing ceremony, said it was "very important" for him to be in Washington to deal with the storm
Officials announced Thursday that the game will be played Saturday at Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee and start at noon, seven hours before it was originally scheduled to start in Jacksonville.
President Trump said that all indications show ‘it's going to hit very hard and it's going to be very big’ in a video he tweeted Thursday evening, comparing Dorian to Hurricane Andrew, which devastated South Florida in 1992
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane as it stayed well to the east of the southeastern and central Bahamas over the next two days
The storm is expected to pass over or near Puerto Rico, with landslides, widespread flooding and power outages possible in what is expected to be the first major test of emergency preparedness since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.
Farmer, in a published interview on Monday, said that she was 25 when she first met Epstein and his alleged associate Ghislaine Maxwell in 1996.
Although Mitchell claimed that the pictures were taken by her professional photographer friend who was riding with her, critics on social media have slammed her for "glamourizing" the accident.
The 27-year-old woman was bitten by a grey tip shark, the Hawaii police department revealed. She was rushed to the Kona Community Hospital with injuries on her lower back and right hip area but was in 'good health' and is expected to be released.
The group of four was pictured making the controversial hand gestures while riding the ‘Revenge of the Mummy’ attraction at the park on August 18
Rob Gorta, the fishing guide who has worked in the Tampa and St. Petersburg area for over 22 years, recently shared a GoPro video of the June 4 incident on his YouTube page
The 52-year-old heavyweight champion made the revelation while hosting rapper Jim Jones on his podcast 'Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson'
Casey Sosnowski didn't mean any harm while posing for the perfect shot moments before her hike at Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail in Florida.
Park manager Tyler Currie said the child was underwater when a lifeguard jumped in and helped pull him out of the pool, but was found to be unresponsive.
Sunstar paramedic Anthony Quinn posted on Facebook that he and his partner were denied service by an employee at the fast food outlet in Madeira Beach on the night of July 31.
After the latest death, a number of media outlets began calling her the latest victim of the "Kennedy curse" that has plagued the family for decades
Frank O'Rourke was knocked off his board and attacked by a shark while surfing at Jacksonville Beach in Florida
The woman's post was the result of her child getting 'disheartened after he was unable to get on a ride as most of the line was occupied by millennials.'
The Trump campaign called Kathy Zhu 'a patriot who has continued to stand for American values despite being stripped of her crown'.
According to one of the earliest police reports against Jeffrey Epstein, he pretended to be a Victoria’s Secret talent scout to lure a California model to a hotel room in Santa Monica and tried to manhandle her in 1997.
Clay Chastain and his wife Acaimie had flown to the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts for their honeymoon a day after their wedding last month
Alain Luis Forget took the teen to a home and later called an ambulance and reported that the boy was unresponsive, in December 2017.
A police affidavit revealed Anastacia Tasch was charged with domestic battery as a result of the incident which occurred at the couple's holiday home in Tampa
The 66-year-old pedophile was "blue in the face" and "sprawled out on the floor" even as reports said it could be the millionaire's ploy to get out of jail
The shocking incident was captured on video and shows the 9-year-old child being thrown into the air after being struck by the bison at Yellowstone National Park on Monday, July 22
Virginia Roberts said Epstein and companion Ghislaine Maxwell trained her in sexual activities and she was at the risk of getting killed or abducted "if she left."
A video that was shared on Twitter by a passenger on July 22 showed the couple violently arguing while being seated on the plane
Epstein hobnobbed with guests at an afterparty for the screening of the movie, 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps', at the home of businessman David Koch
According to reports, Lisa Anne Matteson was drunk at the time when she grabbed the buttocks of the female traveler at least twice on the cruise
Epstein, after being labeled a Level 3 sex offender in 2011, was asked by a Manhattan judge to report in person to the authorities to verify his address every 90 days; but he reportedly missed the check-ins 34 times during the eight years before his arrest earlier this month
A friend of Maxwell claimed the Clintons were "relatively intimate with her." While another anonymous insider described Maxwell as “the contact between Epstein and Clinton.”
Former detective Michael Fisten said that regardless of his sexual preferences, Epstein still found a way for the 'too old' teens to help satisfy his appetite by asking them to find "younger girls"
Cheyanne Jessie has been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and if the judge goes with the jury's recommendation, the 29-year-old woman will be the first one to get a death penalty in Polk County.
A former Georgia State Trooper was vacationing with his family when he saw 37-year-old John Bloodsworth throw his son into the ocean and then leave him unattended
The student, identified as 21-year-old Jamie Polanco, was arrested at a student apartment complex on Friday on the UCF campus and was charged with sexual battery.
The teen faces the charge of tampering with a consumer product, the latest in a fad-wave being reported across the US. In the past week, another teenager was held and let off for licking from an icecream tub
Edwards, who has been associated with the case since 2005 representing multiple Epstein accusers, did not give up after a disheartening plea reached between Epstein and the federal prosecutor at the time, Alexander Acosta
In his journey from a school teacher to a wealth manager, Epstein associated with quite a few political heavyweights including Donald Trump and Bill Clinton
Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman
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