Mother Nature's fury: Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas hotel

By Nick Jones - Digital producer

Photo posted by the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center

QUEEN'S HIGHWAY HOPE TOWN, Bahamas - Two intense photos posted by the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center illustrate the destructive winds brought to the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian.

The photo on the left was taken outside the Hopetown Harbour Lodge during a sunny day before the storm. The right photo was taken as the storm hit the Caribbean country as a Category 5 storm.

It's a sobering reminder to heed the warnings from officials. This storm is very dangerous.

Dorian has been stalled over tiny Grand Bahama Island for nearly a day, and the reason is that steering currents high up in the air have collapsed. On Monday, the storm's wind speeds lessened to 140 mph.

The National Hurricane center said Dorian is expected to move "dangerously close" to the Florida east coast late Monday through Wednesday evening and then move north to coastal Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday night and Thursday.

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