Satellite photos show Grand Bahama Island before and after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the island.
An ICEYE satellite captured a photo of the apparently inundated island, according to the firm.
#HurricaneDorian has affected Bahamas heavily on Monday, with vast areas hit with #flooding, including the Grand Bahama International Airport, Freeport. ICEYE #SAR satellite image from 11:44AM local time. Please, stay safe! (Y: coastline. W: roads. Source: OpenStreetMap.) pic.twitter.com/ruXau8QhKn
— ICEYE (@iceyefi) September 2, 2019
“#HurricaneDorian has affected Bahamas heavily on Monday, with vast areas hit with #flooding, including the Grand Bahama International Airport, Freeport. ICEYE #SAR satellite image from 11:44AM local time. Please, stay safe!” ICEYE wrote on Twitter.
Later, CNN’s Jake Tapper posted a comparison.
.@ArtemisChats shares these images of Grand Bahama Island— on the left a satellite image taken on Monday at 11:44aET, on the right an image from Google Maps of the same regions of Grand Bahama Island prior to Hurricane Dorian: pic.twitter.com/3reqtEyo5G
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 3, 2019
As of 11 a.m. on Sept. 3, Dorian began moving to the northwest at 2 mph as the National Hurricane Center noted that it is “growing in size.”
Hurricane warnings are still in effect for Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas as well as Jupiter Inlet, Florida, to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Hurricane warnings were also issued for north of Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to South Santee River, South Carolina.
“A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast Thursday morning. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening,” the agency wrote.
Then, it will move “very near” Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday, it added.
On Thursday, the storm will approach near the coast of North Carolina.
The storm currently has winds of 110 mph with higher gusts.
On Tuesday, Hurricane Dorian lost some of its punch but grew in size on Tuesday, picking up speed and forecast to come “dangerously close” to Florida’s coast, Reuters reported.
Dorian, which over the weekend had been one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, inundated homes with floodwater in the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. East Coast, where more than a million people had been ordered evacuated.
The hurricane weakened to a Category 2 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale early on Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. It was moving northwest at 2 mph, below walking speed, and was about 105 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida.
The storm hovered over the islands for almost 24 hours.
Reuters contributed to this report.