Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes.
The storm’s top sustained winds fell slightly to 155 mph, and its westward movement slowed almost to a standstill. The system crawled along Grand Bahama Island at just 1 mph and was expected to generate a storm surge of 18 to 23 feet.
Dorian first came ashore Sunday at Elbow Cay in Abaco Island, then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour.
ABC News correspondent Marcus Moore, who is on the ground in Marsh Harbour, described the scene as “pure hell.”
“I have seen utter devastation here in Marsh Harbour. We are surrounded by water with no way out,” Moore said. “Absolution devastation, there really are no words it is pure hell here on Marsh Harbour on Avoca Island in the northern part of the Bahamas.”