Hurricane Dorian causing devastation in the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, with current wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour, has struck the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas this morning, creating catastrophic conditions.

The hurricane which is being recorded as the strongest in modern history for the Bahamas has begun to create devastating conditions. Reports coming in from the Abacos Islands are that the low-lying areas of Green Turtle Cay, home to approximately 500 people, have been flooded.

According to the National Hurricane Centre, Dorian was tied for the fourth-strongest winds in the Atlantic since 1950, when record-keeping began to improve.

According to The Guardian, minister of state for Grand Bahama is quoted as saying, ” Please, please heed the warning. We have no more time available.”

Despite this, however, officials are reporting that dozens were ignoring evacuation orders.