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Hurricane Dorian becomes Category 5, set to slam island with 180 mph winds, torrential rain

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Hurricane Dorian becomes Category 5, set to slam island with 180 mph winds, torrential rain

Travis Fedschun

By Travis Fedschun | Fox News


A menacing Hurricane Dorian is taking aim at the northern Bahamas early Sunday, strengthening to a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm — packing winds of 180 mph and the threat of torrential rain that could last for days as millions in the U.S. along the Southeastcoast from Florida to North Carolina are keeping an eye on where the storm may head next.

The National Hurricane Center as of 11 a.m. Sunday reported the center of the Category 5 storm was located around 20 miles east of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and 205 miles east of West Palm Beach, as it was moving west at 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph.

NHC Director Ken Graham said that Dorian’s eyewall, where the strongest winds are located, is starting to reach the Bahamas.

“Right now one of the strongest storms in history for this region,” Graham said in a morning briefing.

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