US President Donald Trump depicted the wrong map of Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory, the hand-drawn half-circle showed the cone extend over Alabama.
This goof up forced the National Weather Service to clarify, NWS tweeted “no impacts from Hurricane Dorian will be felt across Alabama.”
Trump when questioned over the wrong map, claimed on Wednesday that the map was the original forecast. However, previous maps shown by the White House last week did not include any impact on Alabama.
Trump pushed back on skeptics by insisting that “under certain original scenarios it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some hurt.”
“Actually, we have a better map than that which is going to be presented, where we had many lines going directly – many models, each line being a model – and they were going directly through. And in all cases Alabama was hit if not lightly, in some cases pretty hard. … They actually gave that a 95 percent chance probability,” he said on Wednesday.
The highest probability issued for a US locale for Dorian has been in the 60 percent range, not 95 percent.
The President did not clarify where he got that information, which directly contradicts the reports from the National Weather Service and the Federal Management Agency.
Later, Trump tweeted a map dated August 28, claiming: “As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies!”
This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages. As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies! pic.twitter.com/0uCT0Qvyo6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2019
Earlier this week Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, leaving 70,000 people in need of immediate humanitarian relief. The most damaging storm to strike the island nation, Dorian killed 20 people when it hit as a highest-level Category 5 storm.
Source : Various