Dorian ‘Extremely Dangerous’ As It Nears Bahamas, Florida

By VOA News Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into "a major hurricane later today," the National Hurricane Center said ; "Dorian is likely to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane while it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and approaches the Florida peninsula through the weekend," the center ; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to the media as Hurricane Dorian approaches the state, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Aug. 29, 2019. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the entire state, paving the way for the deployment of National Guard troops if necessary and the provision…
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This Day In History

This day in History: Sep 3, 1930 – Hurricane batters Dominican Republic

A powerful hurricane slams into the Dominican Republic, killing more than 8,000 people, on this day in 1930. September is a prime month for hurricanes in the Caribbean, as storms that form off the African coast move west and are fueled by waters in the island region that have been warming all summer long. The storm was first observed near the Windward Islands on August 31. The following day, it reached Dominica, punishing the tiny island. On September 2, the hurricane gathered even more strength. As it reached Puerto Rico, gusts of more than 200 miles per hour were recorded.…
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