Hurricane Dorian becomes one of the strongest hurricanes on record

NOW: Hurricane Dorian becomes one of the strongest hurricanes on record

On September 1st, 2019 Hurricane Dorian became a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph and gusts over 200 mph!

Hurricane Dorian as it became a Category 5 storm Sept. 1st, 2019. by NOAA

This now makes Hurricane Dorian one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. 

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Hurricane Hunters flew through the eye of the hurricane capturing this stunning video below. You can see the strong wall structure of the eye of the hurricane. It is calm and almost peaceful within the eye where you can see the blue sky above and the land below. Just inside the eye wall, destruction from the strongest winds of the hurricane. 

At 5:00 AM on Labor Day, Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 5 hurricane. It has almost stalled out over the northern Bahamas before it begins its northward turn along the eastern coast of Florida. 


While Florida will not take a direct hit from the eye of the hurricane, it will still experience hurricane force winds, heavy rain and storm surge. 

Hurricane Dorian is expected to continue along the East Coast, impacting Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Those states have all issued a state of emergency ahead of Dorian. 


For the latest satellite imagery and interactive view of Hurricane Dorian, click here

Helpful Links: 

National Hurricane Center

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