A photograph taken by satellite start-up Iceye estimated some 60 percent of the Grand Bahama
Island was submerged Monday from heavy rain and the powerful storm surge when the Category 5 hurricane arrived.
'As we heard, it made landfall in the Abaco Islands; the population there is a little more than 17,000 people, we are concerned for all of them,' she said, adding that the hurricane had also stayed over the Grand Bahama
, with a population of 51,000 people.
The storm was at a standstill, with part of its eyewall having hung over Grand Bahama
Island since Sunday.
Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama
Island for two days.
Health Minister Duane Sands said flooding has rendered the main hospital on Grand Bahama
Abaco and Grand Bahama
, neither much more than 40 feet (12 metres) above sea level at their highest points, are home to some 70,000 people.
In an advisory posted an hour ago, the US National Hurricane Center urged the residents on Grand Bahama
Island to remain in a shelter as they are currently experiencing the 'eyewall' of Dorian.
, with a population of around 50,000, is 60 miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida.
Dorian is expected to continue to move over Grand Bahama
Island into Monday.
There were no immediate estimates of casualties as Dorian covered the northwestern islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama
with twisted metal and splintered wood.
[United States], Sept 2 (ANI): An eight-year-old boy died after Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm, made landfall on the eastern end of Grand Bahama
Island on Sunday night.
Jeffrey Simmons, the deputy director of Bahamas' department of meteorology, said Dorian will cause prolonged periods of large swells and storm surges along the north coast of Grand Bahama
and the north and east coast of Abaco.