Bahamas Battered Monster Storm.

Hurricane Dorian 🇧🇸Bahamas Battered by ''Monster'' Storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.

Hurricane Dorian, a category five storm, has sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h).

A "life-threatening" storm surge of 23ft (7m) is also predicted in places, officials warn.

The hurricane is moving slowly westwards and may hit areas of the eastern US seaboard.

The US states of Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina have all declared states of emergency.

Areas of the Abaco islands were underwater after the storm hit the Bahamas' Elbow Cay soon after midday (16:00 GMT) on Sunday.

There are also reports of power cuts and limited access to the internet around the country's 700 islands.

The government has opened 14 shelters and names dozens of churches, schools and other buildings on its official lists of emergency shelters.

 

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