Dorian’s eye is only about 20 miles east of Great Abaco Island in the northwest Bahamas, moving west at 5 to 10 mph.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 180 mph, putting Dorian in a tie for the third-highest sustained wind speed among all Atlantic hurricanes. It’s also the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwest Bahamas.
Dorian was upgraded to Category 5 status Sunday morning after an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter mission confirmed winds had increased above 157 mph.
After the Category 5 upgrade, a dropsonde deployed from a Hurricane Hunter aircraft measured a wind gust of 202 mph in Dorian’s eyewall.
At a Glance
Dorian is beginning a Category 5 siege in the northwest Bahamas.
A life-threatening storm surge of up to 20 feet is possible there.
Wind gusts of over 200 mph are possible in parts of the northwest Bahamas.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for a part of Florida’s east coast.
Dorian is a threat for the Southeast from Florida to North Carolina this week.
What part of the coast experiences hurricane conditions remains uncertain, dependent on the exact track.
Residents along the Southeast coast should have their hurricane plans ready and monitor Dorian closely.
Hurricane watches have been issued for a portion of Florida’s eastern coast as Dorian makes a catastrophic strike as a Category 5 in the northwest Bahamas.
The dangerous hurricane is still a threat to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and southeast Virginia.
First time Emmy nominee and comedian Randy Rainbow is the star of a viral series of musical parody videos and political spoofs. He sits down with John Berman to talk about his work, life and his meteoric rise in the current political climate.
Comedian Randy Rainbow Says His Satirical Trump Songs Are ‘Healing’
After his interview with CNN aired Monday, Rainbow told TheWrap, “It’s nice to get this mainstream recognition”
August 19, 2019 @9:55 AM Last Updated: August 19, 2019 @ 9:57 AM
Comedian Randy Rainbow trended on Twitter Monday for a video about his “healing” satire, but unlike most of the clips that cause Rainbow to trend, this one was made about him, not made by him.
CNN’s John Berman sat down with the comedian for a wide-ranging interview that aired during “New Day” and saw the viral hit-maker explaining the popularity of his videos, which parody the presidency of Drumpf:
“I understand now that what I’m doing is really even more important than I knew. I think it’s just a testament to how healing and important – especially in times like this – humor is.”
After his CNN interview aired, Rainbow hopped on a phone call with TheWrap to say he’s “thrilled” with the positive reception it’s gotten online.
“As an LGBTQ person who’s always, to this point, been rather fringe – I guess you could say a guilty pleasure – it’s nice to get this mainstream recognition,” he told TheWrap, adding, “My mom is thrilled, which is really all that matters.”
Rainbow – who confirmed to Berman that yes, that’s his real name – has earned acclaim for his videos from millions of Internet uses as well as musical theater great Stephen Sondheim.
Now, he’s nominated for an Emmy.
He told Berman his career satirizing politics is “almost crazier” than the praise he’s gotten from Sondheim because he “had no interest in politics whatsoever” growing up.
“I watch CNN constantly,” he assured Berman while detailing how he prepares for his videos, which take on First Lady Melania Drumpf’s “Be Best” campaign, Drumpf’s immigration promises, the drama surrounding departing White House staffers, and more. “It’s on every television. I’ll decide what the topic is. Then I’ll write for about three to four hours, I’ll record the song, and then I’ll film for another three or four, then I stay up all night editing. I haven’t slept since June of 2016.”
When asked his favorite anchor, he said he felt like he was being set up before naming Berman but admitting he wouldn’t have been mad to be interviewed by Chris Cuomo, either.
TELL ME AGAIN … so many questions!! … ‘tell me again, Drumpf, why we should fear Latino or Muslim immigrants, when just a few hours ago yet another white male, natural-born citizen, went on a shooting spree, this time in Odessa, Texas, killing at least five people and injuring at least twenty-one?’ … and much more!!