Hurricane Dorian – Quick Facts
- Hurricane Dorian has regained strength and is returning to a Category 3 storm with wind speeds of 115 miles per hour Thursday morning and later in the day along the Coast of North Carolina.
- As of Thursday morning, the core of the storm lay about 80 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and 200 miles southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. [1
- In Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, which by far had the 159,000th homes and businesses, 174,000 were without electricity.
- The hurricane decimated parts of the Bahamas for 48 hours, with at least 20 people dying. Rescue and relief work was underway.
Hurricane Dorian gained strength late Wednesday and became a Category 3 storm again as it moved slowly along the US Southeast coast, approaching North and South Carolina. It brought heavy gusts of wind and heavy rains to Florida on Wednesday after at least 20 dead were left in ruins in the Bahamas and parts of this nation of low-lying islands. Although Florida had dodged the brunt of the storm, it was North and South Carolina stiffening for its impact.
Dorian still has the potential to land on Thursday or Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.
"Life-threatening" storm surges and damaging winds are possible over the next two days along much of the southeast and central Atlantic. "Coasts," said the center. Millions had to evacuate. On Thursday at 5 am Dorian had maximum wind speeds of 115 miles per hour, the Hurricane Center said. Its core was about 80 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and 200 miles southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, and it moved north at 8 miles per hour.
Hurricane Force winds extended up to 60 miles from the outward winds with intermediate and tropical storm forces outward for up to 195 miles.
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North Carolina and South Carolina Feign Dorian's Wrath
The National According to the Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian could cause "harmful winds and life-threatening storm surges along much of the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic coast" on Thursday and Friday.
The center announced early Thursday that Dorian's core would continue to approach South Carolina Move near or over the North Carolina coastline on Thursday morning and then glide up close or over the North shore on Thursday evening and Friday night Carolina.
Some fluctuations in intensity are expected on Thursday, "followed by a slow slowdown on Saturday," the center said
Already on early Thursday, tropical storm conditions were felt along parts of the Georgia and South Carolina shores.
Hurricane conditions are to be expected Part of the South Carolina coast is late Thursday morning. Tropical storms will occur late Thursday morning on the North Carolina coast, with hurricane conditions expected late Thursday.
North and South Carolina were able to observe storm surges of up to seven to eight, with up to a foot of rain and 15 inches. In remote areas, the Hurricane Center added.
Persistent Tropical Storm Winds along the Coast of Georgia and South Carolina
A NOAA weather station at the northern end of Folly Island, South Carolina reported a sustained 83 km / h wind and a gust of 62 miles per hour was recorded said the National Hurricane Center. At Shutes Folly in the port of Charleston, a sustained wind of 70 km / h and a gust of 80 km / h was registered.
Florida Man parks an electric car in the kitchen.
A man from Florida was worried about his beloved cunning The car would be blown away in Dorian this week, so he has brought it to a very safe place in his house.
Jacksonville-born Patrick Eldridge told CBS News he had put his fancy car into his house on Tuesday morning, his "wife was impressed that I was right when it came to fitting the kitchen."
His wife Jessica published hilarious images of the small Florida car home to Facebook Tuesday morning. "My husband was afraid his car might blow away," she wrote. "And my car is in the garage."
The photos quickly became viral, collecting over 65,000 stocks and 22,000 responses. "We are still in shock that this maddening wave has occurred on the internet since the posting first appeared," Eldridge said.
The couple left the house after the storm subsided and moved out of Florida. Although his car needed no protection, the man said he had learned valuable information from experience. "We now know that we have an additional parking space available!" he was joking.
– Danielle Garrand
Dorian gains strength and becomes Category 3
Dorian has regained strength and is again a Category 3 storm at 11 pm Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour.
Its core was 105 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, and 225 miles south-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Dorian moved north at 7 miles per hour. Hurricane Force winds extended up to 60 miles from the center outward and Tropical Storm Force winds up to 195 miles outward.
All watches and alarms for Florida's east coast south of the mouth of St. Mary's River have been discontinued.
US Northern Command to Assist the Bahamas
The US Northern Command, which oversees defense for the country's Defense Department, announced Wednesday that it will support the Bahamas.
In addition, four US Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys transported an Air Force assessment team to the Bahamas.
The Department of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has asked the Department of Defense for support of the movement's aid in the Bahamas.
More than 1,500 in accommodations in South Carolina.
Survivors describe the horror of facing Dorian
Survivors in the Bahamas described the horrors of facing Dorian. Robert and Phyllis Cornea have lived on the Abaco Islands for more than 50 years. They have been homeless since Sunday.
"All the main buildings are gone, it's gone, everything's gone," Robert Cornea said to "CBS Evening News."
"Take a picture of me, because that's all I have." left, what you see me, "said Phyllis Cornea." I was in these four days. "
Adrian Farrington told CBS News he had lost his son." I can still see my son pulled over the roof
Farrington said he had taken his 5-year-old son to safety on the roof of his house just to see him washed away by the surging flood.
"If he is saved, praise him Lord. But for the search, what I saw, if I lose him, anything could happen. They had sharks swimming in the water. Anything can happen, "he said.
Nancy Albert was waiting for a trip all day, but it did not happen, she described how her house was destroyed." We opened the door to the bathroom, there was nothing left. It was gone. The house was gone, "she said.
– Norah O'Donnell, David Begnaud and Nikki Battiste
Coast Guard rescues dozens in the Bahamas
"CBS Evening News" flew in with the US Coast Guard's seventh district over the hurricane-hit islands, and the devastation is evident aboard the HC-144 cargo plane.
The Coast Guard has destroyed a total of 114 people and six pets from one They will be flying to the hardest hit parts of the Bahamas for as long as they are needed.
"Our main task is search and rescue. We can suffer some casualties to save a life, but our main task is to save lives, "said Lieutenant Julianna White.
The Coast Guard air station in Miami is not unknown to these missions In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, they rescued nearly 800 people, and Lieutenant Jillian Harner said even a rescue makes the hard work worthwhile.
"It's definitely an honor. You have a rescue, it's the best feeling. It's worth the training you've done, "Harner said.
– Norah O'Donnell
Bahamas death toll rises to 20
The death toll on the Bahamas rose to 20 on Wednesday night, a spokeswoman for the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau told CBS News The hospital is currently treating 35 patients, the spokesperson said.
– Nikki Battiste reports
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