Hurricane Dorian continued its assault on the Bahamas overnight with Category 5 winds, making a slow westward move that was forecast to bring the dangerous storm up the east coast of Florida.
The storm is blamed for at least one death, according to the Bahamas Press, with several people missing as the storm slammed into Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Island on Sunday as the largest hurricane the Bahamas had ever endured in modern history.
It grew Sunday to 185 mph sustained winds with 220 mph gusts.
In its 6 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Dorian maximum sustained winds had dropped to 165 mph with 200 mph gusts.
The storm remains over Grand Bahama Island, about 35 miles east of Freeport Grand Bahama and about 120 miles east of West Palm Beach.
The cone of uncertainty still includes much of east Central Florida including downtown Orlando.
Dorian has slowed to westward movement of only 1 mph, and forecasters expect the storm to continue to hammer away at the northwestern Bahamas much of today.