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Hurricane Dorian to move 'dangerously close' to Florida coast after battering Bahamas

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Hurricane Dorian continued to hover over the Bahamas early Tuesday morning, but forecasters say the now-Category 3 storm will move "dangerously close" to Florida's east coast in the coming hours.

The monstrous storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least five people on the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas, where it touched down Sunday afternoon as a Category 5, the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record. Dorian then came to a grinding halt over Grand Bahama, the northernmost island of the Bahamas archipelago where it has remained at a virtual standstill since Monday morning.

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has described the devastation from "destructive Dorian" as "unprecedented and extensive." Many homes and businesses have been "completely or partially destroyed," he said.

ABC News

3rd September 2019

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