Videos shot by a tourist visiting Florida and an area resident, taken Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 4, show Hurricane Dorian as it sideswipes Florida and heads north along the U.S. Atlantic Coast.
Hurricane Dorian, weakened but still potent, advanced up the southeastern U.S. coastline Wednesday, threatening shoreline communities with dangerous storm surges and the possibility it still might make landfall in the U.S.As the Bahamas began to assess the devastation Dorian wreaked on the normally idyllic vacation mecca, U.S. hurricane forecasters said the storm, still packing 165 kilometer-an-hour winds, was positioned off the northeastern coast of Florida and tracking close to the U.S. mainland.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm, advancing at 15 kilometers an hour, will continue to parallel the Florida and Georgia coastlines through Wednesday night. Then, the agency predicted, the storm “is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday.”
The hurricane agency said the storm surge could reach two meters or more above normal waves, potentially inundating low-lying areas in numerous mid-Atlantic coastal communities. Hurricane force winds extend outward 110 kilometers from the storm’s eye, and tropical force winds 280 kilometers.