ABC New reported that the category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which came ashore on Elbow Cay of the Abaco Islands, is tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record, along with a hurricane on Labor Day in 1935 that struck the Florida Keys and moved up along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The eye of the storm made a second landfall at 2 p.m. on the island near Marsh Harbour, and a third landfall an hour before midnight on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island.
Devastating conditions continued on the Abaco Islands overnight, with western portions of Grand Bahama, including the main city of Freeport, seeing the situation head south through the early morning.
Below is a report by The Guardian – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas – as it happened:
Hurricane Dorian has pounded the northernmost islands of the Bahamas with winds reaching speeds of more than 220mph (355kmh).
The first death was reported from the hurricane by Eyewitness News in the Bahamas, which spoke with a woman who said she had learned her eight-year-old grandson had died, likely drowned, and her granddaughter was missing. Both children were in the Abaco Islands.
Dorian is the biggest storm to hit the island chain in modern times and has been described as “catastrophic” and posing a “life-threatening” risk.
Meteorologists are finding it difficult to predict the path of the hurricane because of its wide “cone of uncertainty”. Though the Bahamas will probably suffer the most devastation, the big question in terms of scale of potential human suffering is where and when Dorian will hit along the east coast of the US, where population density is so much greater.
Georgia and South Carolina issued evacuation orders for their coastal communities on Sunday night as the National Hurricane Center warned of storm surges that could reach 18ft to 23ft (5.5m-7m) above normal levels.
On Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, footage emerged of floodwaters reaching halfway up the sides of family homes with parts of the roofs torn off. The island chain’s homes are built to withstand winds of at least 150mph (241km/h).
Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis said in a televised address: “This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people. I just want to say as a physician I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never anything like this.
The Star Onlone – SEREMBAN: The authorities have ruled out foul play in the mysterious death of Nora Anne Quoirin, whose remains were found in a stream 10 days after she disappeared from a resort in Pantai Hills near here.
Medical experts who conducted a nine-hour autopsy on her remains ruled that her death was caused due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, said state police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop.
“They also found that she was not raped.
“There was nothing to show that she was abducted or subjected to any form of violence, ” he told reporters at the state police contingent here Thursday (Aug 15).
DCP Mohamad said the postmortem finding also ruled that Nora could have been dead between two and three days before she was found.
“There were no injuries to her body, except for a bruise to her leg.
“But this was not cause of her death, ” he said.
The four-member team led by Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng also included HTJ forensic pathologist Dr Hanif Mohammad and Dr Aidora Saedon from the Chemistry Department and Sufian Arshad Ahmad from the Forensic Department.
A search-and-rescue team found Nora Anne’s remains in a stream some 2.5km away from the The Dusun resort she was staying in with her family.
She had checked into the resort with her parents Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure on Aug 3.
However she was not found in the room she shared with her siblings the following morning.
A window in the room that could only be opened from the inside was open.
Authorities gave no details about the circumstances of the shooting except that it occurred in the city’s Oregon District, an historic neighbourhood known for its nightclubs, bars, art galleries and shops.
The Dayton Daily News said the shooting occurred at or near an establishment called Ned Pepper’s Bar in Dayton’s Oregon District.
A report by CNN stated that the incident happened at around 1:00 a.m. ET in a popular area in downtown Dayton on August 4; only about 13 hours after a shooting that left 20 dead in El Paso, Texas.
CNN also reported, Dayton Police Department’s Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper said in a news conference that the shooter has been shot dead by responding police officers.
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Mac — Seorang penunggang motosikal dan pemboncengnya cedera selepas dihempap sebatang pokok tumbang di Jalan Ampang berhampiran Menara Berkembar Petronas KLCC di sini hari ini.
Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Kuala Lumpur Khiruddin Drahman berkata kejadian berlaku pada kira-kira 7.30 pagi.
Beliau berkata kedua-dua mangsa telah dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
“Dalam kejadian itu, sebuah kereta turut dihempap tetapi pemandunya tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan.
“Ketika ini kerja-kerja pembersihan serpihan pokok tumbang di jalan itu sedang dilaksana oleh Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL),” katanya ketika dihubungi Bernama.
Kejadian yang berlaku pada waktu puncak ketika orang ramai menuju ke tempat kerja atau urusan lain itu menjurus kepada penutupan sementara jalan, namun anggota polis trafik berjaya mengawal keadaan.
Wartawan Bernama yang berada di KLCC berkata petugas DBKL dilihat bertungkus lumus melakukan kerja-kerja memotong pokok yang tumbang itu kepada beberapa bahagian dengan bantuan jentera berat sebelum dialihkan.
Setakat 10.15 pagi, peringkat akhir kerja pembersihan masih berjalan.
Insiden yang berlaku dalam keadaan cuaca baik itu menarik perhatian orang ramai yang mengambil kesempatan merakamkan gambar dan video serta dikongsikan dalam media sosial. — Bernama