WE DODGED A BULLET
As we start to see some of the devastation from the Bahamas, it’s clear that we are very lucky in South Florida. Not much will survive 185mph sustained and 220mph gusts that the Bahamas have endured and continue to endure.
- Maximum sustained winds: 165mph
- Wind gusts: 201mph
- The storm’s forward speed has slowed to just 1mph as it prepares to follow the move north
SUMMARY OF WATCHES & WARNINGS
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Lantana to the Volusia/Brevard County Line A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... * North of Deerfield Beach to south of Lantana * Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Mouth of the St. Mary's River A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas * Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Brevard County Line A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet * Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Mouth of the St. Mary's River A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * North of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach * Lake Okeechobee
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DEVASTATION IN BAHAMAS
The Hurricane is still pounding the Bahamas with category 5 winds and incredible storm surge. We can only imagine the terror many families are going through right now. Please pray for the safety and well being of the people going through the hurricane right now.