This Copernicus Sentinel-3 image features Hurricane Dorian as it pummels the Bahamas on Sept. 2, 2019. This mighty storm has been parked over the northwest Bahamas for more than 24 hours unleashing a siege of devastation. Storm surges, wind and rain have claimed at least five lives and destroyed homes and infrastructure. Dorian is reported to be one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record. At the time of this image, residents in Florida are starting to feel the effects of Dorian, although its path is difficult to predict as it creeps slowly over the Bahamas. However, the U.S. National Hurricane Center expect life-threatening storm surges along Florida’s east coast and along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.
Image Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA