Hurricane Dorian gradually left Florida behind Wednesday, setting its sights on the coasts of Georgia and then the Carolinas. These areas face a triple threat of “destructive winds, flooding rains, and life-threatening storm surges,” according to the National Hurricane Center.
While Dorian stayed far enough off the coast to largely spare Florida
from the worst of its wrath, forecast to make a much closer approach to
the Carolinas coastline today. Impacts are thus expected to be more
severe, reports The Washington Post.
The historic storm diminished to Category 2 but actually had grown in
size following its devastating sweep through the Bahamas, reported USA Today.
As of 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the storm was 115 miles east of
Jacksonville, FL, and moving north-northwest at 9 mph. The storm’s peak
sustained winds were 105 mph, making it a high-end Category 2 storm.
Dorian is expected to maintain its intensity through Thursday. Continue Reading