‘Catastrophic’ Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Makes Landfall in The Bahamas, Continues Push Toward Southeast United States

Hurricane Dorian is crawling across at 1 mph over Grand Bahama Island, which is suffering from devastating impacts from 165 mph winds.

As of the National Hurricane Center's 6 a.m. advisory Monday, Dorian was located 35 miles east-northeast of Freeport, Bahamas, and 120 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. The storm is moving west at 1 mph.

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The NHC previously recorded wind gusts of up to 220 mph. The strongest recently recorded wind gust reached 200 mph.

The NHC on Sunday said "Dorian becomes the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwestern Bahamas."

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Broward County as the Hurricane Dorian "Cone of Concern" shifted slightly south. Broward County is not within the "Cone of Concern" but Palm Beach County remains.

“As we continue to monitor this storm, all Floridians should follow local reports and heed the call for evacuations," Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday. "We are ready to deploy assets as needed and will continue to monitor traffic and fuel levels as more counties come under hurricane watches and warnings.”

A storm surge warning is in effect for Lantana to the Volusia/Brevard County Line in Florida.

A storm surge watch is in effect for north of Deerfield Beach to south of Lantana in Florida, as well as from Volusia/Brevard County Line to the mouth of the St. Mary's River.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Grand Bahama and the Abacos islands in the northwestern Bahamas, as well as Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Brevard County line in Florida.

A hurricane watch is in effect for north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet, as well as Volusia/Brevard County line to the mouth of the St. Mary's River in Florida.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet in Florida.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach, as well as Lake Okeechobee.

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Palm Beach County for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B as of 1 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more information. For a Palm Beach County "Know Your Zone" map, click here.

"Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion," Palm Beach County officials wrote in a statement. "Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line."

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