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Hurricane Dorian pummels Bahamas as monster Category 5 storm
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"Devastating" Hurricane Dorian was battering parts of the Bahamas overnight with punishing 165 mph maximum sustained winds -- down from 185 mph earlier -- and inching along on its path of destruction, the National Hurricane Center said. Storm surges in some places were raising water levels more than 20 feet above normal. Dorian was ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as people hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Trending News

Though the hurricane center was still forecasting that Dorian would stay just off the U.S. coast as it makes its way up the seaboard, evacuations were ordered for parts of Florida and, later on Monday, the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.

Acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan said Sunday that even if the storm remains just off the U.S. mainland, it could still cause major problems with high winds, a devastating storm surge and heavy rain. As of 5 a.m. EDT Monday, Dorian's center was some 40 miles east of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and some 115 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was barely budging, moving west at about 1 mph.

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