After hitting the Bahamas with high speed winds and relentless rains, Hurricane Dorian is finally heading for the east coast of Florida.
The storm, a Category 2 hurricane on Tuesday morning, is expected to move parallel to the Florida coast by Wednesday, according to the national weather service.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as one of the strongest Atlantic storms on record. The New York Times reported that emergency offices have received hundreds of “frantic calls” residents stranded on roofs and in attics. The very first reports indicate that at least five people have died in the Bahamas, according to Associated Press.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas as tornadoes, thunderstorms, dangerous winds and potentially fatal storm surges are expected to infiltrate these areas until Thursday evening.
The threat of flash flooding along the Florida Peninsula will increase Tuesday night and Wednesday, NWS said, before spreading to southeastern and mid-Atlantic states mid to late this week. .
Live streams along the Florida coast capture high speed winds and waves.
A live stream from Jacksonville, Florida, located at the northeastern end of the state, is currently being monitored for the hurricane’s track.
It looks like Philly will be affected by rain from the storm, mainly from Wednesday until the weekend, according to the NWS.