A catastrophic hurricane has slammed into the Bahamas with winds of up to 220mph and storm surge waves measuring 20ft above normal tide levels.
Life-threatening Catergory 5 Hurricane Dorian is expected to cause widespread flooding on Grand Bahama Island before it barrels towards the US.
The National Hurricane Centre this morning tweeted to say the ‘monster’ storm will cause ‘extreme destruction’ and continue for ‘several hours’.
This morning the Bahamas Press reported that a boy aged 7 was the first person known to have died in the hurricane. Read more