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Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Monday, wreaking havoc on the island and its people with wind gusts of over 320 km/h, heavy rain and storm surges.
Images and videos of the storm’s destruction trended on Twitter throughout the morning as users shared the footage with messages of hope and prayer.
The most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.#HurricaneDorian #Dorian #Dorian2019 #MondayMorning #MondayMotivation
— Belle (@BellSchmid) September 2, 2019
— Denzel (@moorelife6) September 2, 2019
— Yilver Aguilera (@Yilvertex) September 2, 2019
Lord I’m praying for the families in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico 🙏🏾 keep them under your protection 😩 pic.twitter.com/WKdxgaIYRe
— ANAYA ❤️ (@Versace_Condom) September 2, 2019
According to the National Hurricane Centre, Hurricane Dorian will continue to cause “extreme destruction” throughout Monday and could possibly hit parts of United States later this week.
“Heavy rains capable of producing life-threatening flash floods, are expected over northern portions of the Bahamas and coastal sections of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States into Friday,” the organisation tweeted.
Here are the 5 AM Monday, September 2 Key Messages for Hurricane #Dorian. Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the Florida east coast through mid-week. Visit https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB for more info. pic.twitter.com/Ft5D7w6hB8
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 2, 2019
Florida, Georgia and the North and South Carolinas could face the brunt of the storm next.
Feature image: screenshot, @moorelife6 via Twitter