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 and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL) is to suspend operations today September 2 at 12 Noon until further notice.
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.