After sinking in the Bahamas and lingering over the islands, unleashing torrential rain, hurricane-force winds and deadly storms for more than 24 hours, Hurricane Dorian is already traveling the southeast coast of the United States. According to poweroutage.us, more than 167,000 people are without power in Georgia and South Carolina, with the majority of interruptions in the latter state. Torrential rain can cause deadly lightning floods and residents are urged to heed evacuation warnings.
Since the last NOAA update at 2am EDT (7am BST), Dorian has been producing gusts of wind near hurricane force over eastern North Carolina.
The hurricane was located approximately 30 miles southwest of Cape Verde, North Carolina, and approximately 55 miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Along the forecast route, downtown Dorian will move near or above the North Carolina coast in the next few hours.
The center is to be moved southeast of the extreme southeastern New England tonight and Saturday morning, then to Nova Scotia late Saturday or Saturday night.
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This Turns Dorian into a Sophir-Simpson Hurricane Hurricane
The rainfall is affecting the Carolina coast, likely to be a hurricane this area later today.
Hurricane-force winds extend up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center of the storm and tropical storm-winds extend up to 315 km.
Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for the next few days as it moves north along the southeast coast of the United States.
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According to the latest NOAA update, "tropical storm conditions are currently affecting parts of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.
“Hurricane conditions are expected on parts of the South Carolina coast later this morning.
"Tropical storm conditions will begin along the North Carolina coast in the next few hours, with hurricane conditions starting later today.
"Tropical storm conditions are possible over orgies from southeastern Massachusetts to late Friday or early Saturday. ”
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Storm and Clock Warning Summary
- Wrightsville Beach NC  Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
- Neuse and Pamlico River
- Hurricane Warning for the
- South Santee River to the North Carolina / Virginia Boundary
- Pamlico and Albemarleux Sounds
- hurricanes effective for
- North Carolina border / Virginia to Fenwick Island DE
- Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point South
- Potomac Strait South of Cob Island
- Woods Dup to Sagamore Beach MA
- Nantucket and Martha Vine MA
is the tropical storm clock for
- Prince Edward Island
- Magdalen Islands  Fundi National Park near Shediak.
- Francois to the Port of Lod.