Dorian lashing Abaco with up to 185 mph winds
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As Hurricane Dorian pounded the island of Abaco with up to 185 mile per hour winds, the University of The Bahamas advised that its campuses in New Providence and Grand Bahama remain close due to the dangerous and powerful storm, which is expected to impact Grand Bahama later tonight.
“Due to Hurricane Dorian, all campuses and centres of University of The Bahamas in New Providence and Grand Bahama remain closed until further notice,” UB said.
“At the appropriate time, a subsequent notice will be issued on the resumption of operations following the passage of the hurricane.
“Faculty, staff, students and administrators are urged to continue monitoring local news and all UB official communication channels for further updates.”
As of 2 p.m. the eye of Dorian was over Marsh Harbour, Abaco, and around 46 miles east of East End, Grand Bahama.
Dorian was traveling west at around 7 miles per hour and is expected to gradually turn westward, and then northwest.
“Catastrophic hurricane conditions are occurring in the Abacos and will spread across Grand Bahama later today and tonight,” the Department of Meteorology said.
“Meanwhile, residents in North Eleuthera will continue to experience tropical storm force winds with severe shower activity this afternoon and into tonight. Residents in The Berry Islands will experience tropical storm force winds with severe shower activity tonight. Residents in New Providence will also continue to experience occasional severe shower activity with gusty winds for the remainder of this afternoon and tonight.”