Alabama faced a serious threat from Hurricane Dorian according to persistent US President Donald Trump. He showed a map of Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory that appeared to include a half-drawn half-circle that highlighted the possibility of uncertainty over a swath of Alabama.On Wednesday Donald Trump claimed that the map he showed was the original forecast, but a similar map which was shown by the White House last week did not include any impact on Alabama. Many were surprised by Trump after the display of the new trajectory and especially the National Weather Service on Sunday when Trump tweeted that along with the Carolinas and Georgia, Alabama would too, “most likely be hit [much] harder than anticipated.”The National Weather Service quickly responded after the tweet was published. “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” They tweeted.Donald Trump pushed back on the skeptics the very next day by insisting that “under certain original scenarios it was, in fact, correct that Alabama could have received some hurt.”
On Wednesday, he remained insistent.”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.
The highest probability issued for a United States 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.
Trump later 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!”