Grand Bahama International Airport under five feet of water

September 02, 2019

According to Radar Box 24, Bahamas press is reporting Grand Bahama International Airport is under 5 feet of water.

CNN said that Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm anywhere on the planet this year, – is leaving “catastrophic damage” in its wake as it makes its way across the Bahamas.

Thousands of flights will be canceled across Florida over the next four days. Travelers must check with their airlines.

Both American Air and Delta operations are suspended at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) until further notice andĀ Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL) is to suspend operations today September 2 at 12 Noon until further notice.

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The US National Hurricane Centre issued this warning:

WIND:  Catastrophic hurricane conditions continue on Grand Bahama
Island.  Do not venture out into the eye, as winds will suddenly
increase after the eye passes.

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.

Tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm
warning area today and Tuesday, and are possible in the Tropical
Storm watch area by tonight.

STORM SURGE:  A life-threatening storm surge will raise water levels
by as much as 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels in areas of
onshore winds on Grand Bahama Island.  Near the coast, the surge
will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.  Water levels
should very slowly subside on the Abaco Islands during the day.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause
normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters
moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the
following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated
areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide.