The National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Dorian has slowed to one mile an hour, and that it is still currently over Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas as of Monday morning (September 2). The slow speed – which isn’t unsual with hurricanes – means that the hurricane will cause more damange on the island because it will be there for a longer time; according to the National Weather Service, it will probably be there through tonight. The report says that “The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast tonight (September 2) through Wednesday morning.”
The report adds that “Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
The report adds that “Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in Florida by late tonight or Tuesday. Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area on Wednesday.”
UPDATE September 2, 6:00 pm ET: Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a press conference that “at least” five people have died due to Dorian, according to NBC News.