Dorian moves on, Bahamas given the official all-clear

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    All warnings have been officially lifted in the Bahamas, as of this morning.

    The islands have endured heavy rains, destructive winds and catastrophic ocean surges since Saturday, with Dorian remaining near stationary for days.

    However, despite the all-clear being given, Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warned residents to still exercise caution when moving about, as there are downed power lines, severe flooding, fallen trees and other debris across some streets.

    Persons are being asked to avoid these areas and for the waters to subside.

     

    FLORIDA BRACES FOR DORIAN

    Life threatening storm surge and dangerous winds are expected along Florida’s east coast tonight, as Hurricane Dorian moves away from the Bahamas, towards the US.

    According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Centre, the core of Dorian will move parallel to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight.

    It is then forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 165 km/h.

    Slow weakening is expected during the next few days, however the NHC says Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during this time.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
    * North of Port Canaveral FL to the North Carolina/Virginia border
    * Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
    * Neuse and Pamlico Rivers

    A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
    * North Carolina/Virginia border to Poquoson VA, including Hampton
    Roads

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
    * North of Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border
    * Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
    * North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Savannah River

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
    * Volusia/Brevard County FL line to Savannah River

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
    * The North Carolina/Virginia border to Chincoteague VA
    * Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point southward

     

    TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE

    Tropical Storm Gabrielle formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean this morning, however it poses no threat to any land at

    It is currently moving northwest near 15 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday

    Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 km/h, however little change in strength is forecast during the next few days.

     

    TROPICAL STORM FERNAND

    The center of Fernand is forecast to cross the northeastern coast of Mexico this afternoon or evening, and move farther inland tonight.

    According to the NHC, maximum sustained winds are near 75 km/h, and little change in strength is expected before the center moves onshore.

    Once inland, rapid weakening is expected, and Fernand is expected to dissipate on Thursday.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
    * Puerto Altamira to the Mouth of the Rio Grande River

    Interests along the lower Texas coast should monitor the progress of
    this system.