In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organizations are struggling to cope with the incoming flood of donations
Dorian was a Category 5 hurricane — the highest on the five-level wind scale — when it slammed into the northern Bahamas
Dozens of streets were reported closed as up to 20 inches of rain were forecast and forecasters warned of flash flooding.
Dorian's cone had been extended with what appeared to be a black marker to include the state of Alabama
The wreckage of pulverized homes, beached boats and floodwaters covered miles of the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s wake on Wednesday
Dorian was tied with Gilbert (1988), Wilma (2005) and the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) called the storm's impact "catastrophic"