A hurricane could threaten the Americans, which is second only to the 1980 Allen in power.
On Sunday, September 1, a powerful hurricane Dorian swept the Bahamas. He was noted for powerful showers, gusts of wind and led to severe floods. As a result of the disaster, five people died, among them - an eight-year-old boy.
In the near future, Dorian may cover the United States. What is known about the terrible hurricane, how it was formed and why it is so dangerous - read in TSN.ua.
What is known about Dorian
Dorian is one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history and is in second place in wind intensity after Hurricane Allen in 1980. September 1, he hit the Bahamas - then Dorian was rated as a hurricane of the fifth, most powerful category.
Gusts of wind reached 295 kilometers per hour, and the waves they caused were 7 meters above normal. As a result of the disaster, five people were killed. According to Red Cross estimates, Dorian also destroyed or severely damaged 13,000 homes in the Bahamas.
According to The Guardian, one local radio station received more than 2,000 messages in which people talked about being in life-threatening situations.
In the afternoon, Dorian was slightly weakened - he was assigned the fourth category (such hurricanes are slower - at speeds of up to 155 kilometers per hour, but they can still significantly damage the infrastructure and cause a risk to people's lives). The destructive natural phenomenon gradually headed towards the United States.