MANCHESTER — American Red Cross volunteers from New Hampshire were bracing for Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday after several days of anticipating where and when the megastorm would make landfall.

Hurricane Dorian is taking extreme to the next level. With sustained winds of 185 mph Sunday afternoon and evening, the Category 5 storm has risen to the top of the charts among the most powerful tropical systems ever observed in the Atlantic Ocean.

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater while creeping toward the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated.

Jason Dragani, the landlord at 96 East Broadway, said he was already in the process of getting quotes from contractors to have the two old maples in front of the property removed.