As Hurricane Dorian approached South Carolina, Thursday, September 5, a red Jeep Grand Cherokee became a tourist attraction when it was discovered stuck in the sand on Myrtle Beach, waves crashing around it.
Hurricane Dorian pummeled the mid-Atlantic U.S. coast Thursday with drenching rains and powerful winds, while threatening to inundate low-lying coastal lands with surging storm water of two meters or more.
The storm,, currently a Category 2 hurricane, tracked the shoreline near Charleston, South Carolina, packing winds of 175 kilometers an hour, with forecasters saying it could move near or over the North Carolina coast later in the day and into Friday. By the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm, weakened but still a hurricane, could reach the northeastern U.S. coast and Nova Scotia in Canada.
The hurricane agency said the storm surge in the mid-Atlantic region “will be accompanied by large and destructive waves,” with rainfall of as much as 38 centimeters.