After maximum sustained winds were recorded over 180 miles per hour on Monday, Sept. 2, Hurricane Dorian has since deteriorated to a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of about 120 miles per hour, according to the latest advisory by the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane force winds extended outward up to 60 miles from the center on Tuesday morning, and tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 175 miles.
Authorities cautioned that it could still make landfall on the East Coast.
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Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Monday that at least five people have died in the Abaco Islands. "Our mission and focus now is search, rescue and recovery".
Meanwhile, Don Cornish, island administrator for Grand Bahama Island, told The Associated Press that officials received many calls from people in distress about flooded homes.
She said that the Atlantis is working with The Bahamas Red Cross and Chef José Andrés' World Central Kitchen "to provide much needed relief, including food and supplies to the residents of Abaco, Grand Bahama and others in the Bahamas who were affected".
"I am originally from south Alabama and I have been through Katrina, Ivan, George and just about every major storm to hit the southeast", Waser said.
A trough heading to the east coast will ultimately steer Dorian northwest later Tuesday, then north, paralleling Florida's east coast before turning northeast.
"It's not that far off shore", said Robbie Berg, a forecaster and hurricane specialist with the NHC.
The Atlantis Paradise Island has a hurricane guarantee policy that kicks in when a hurricane watch or warning is issued by the United States' National Hurricane Center up to 14 days prior to visitors' anticipated arrival. "No one is out of the woods".
Other Central Florida sites were closing Tuesday altogether.
Philips runs The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, a nonprofit group that takes care of abandoned dogs roaming on the streets before handing them to rescue and adoption organizations in the U.S. Although she has helped some 1,000 homeless dogs in the past four years, she likely never imagined she would allow almost 100 dogs to take refuge in her own house.
The storm was causing havoc for travelers on Florida's east coast, where some airports and gasoline stations were closed. The area from Savannah River to South Santee River, South Carolina, is under a storm surge watch. Parts of those states were under mandatory evacuation. The only recorded storm that was more powerful was Hurricane Allen in 1980, with 190 miles per hour (305 kph) winds, though it did not make landfall at that strength.