NOAA staff were also warned against contradicting the president and told not to “provide any opinion about the issue".
"Huge damage" as record Hurricane Dorian hits Bahamas: In pictures Show all 15 left Created with Sketch.
"Huge damage" as record Hurricane Dorian hits Bahamas: In pictures 1/15 A road is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
AP 2/15 Hurricane Dorian's eye taken by Nasa astronaut Nick Hague, from aboard the International Space Station.
Nasa/EPA 3/15 Buildings damaged by Hurricane Dorian are swept by deep floodwater in the Abaco Islands in The Bahamas.
“Yes, that was doctored,” Corey Pieper, an official in the NWS communications division, said to public affairs official Susan Buchanan. »