Hurricane Dorian leaves Florida's east coast, heads north

Posted at 8:20 AM, Sep 01, 2019

MIAMI, Fla. — Goodbye Dorian.

That's what Floridians are saying after the center of the now Category 2 hurricane crossed into Georgia Tuesday evening.

Dorian is packing winds of up to 110 mph and is moving north-northeast at about 8 mph. The hurricane is about 50 miles east-southeast of Charleston and about 140 miles south-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. update.

Officials in the Bahamas say at least 20 people died from the catastrophic hurricane.

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Hurricane Dorian: The Latest

Maximum Sustained Winds: 110 mph
Location: 50 miles east-southeast of Charleston, S.C.

Watches and Warnings

Storm Surge Warning: Edisto Beach SC to Poquoson VA, Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, Neuse and Pamlico Rivers, Hampton Roads
Storm Surge Watch: N/A
Hurricane Warning: North of Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds
Hurricane Watch: Mouth of St. Mary's River to Savannah River
Tropical Storm Warning: North Carolina/Virginia border to Fenwick Island DE, Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point southward, Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island, Altamaha Sound GA to Savannah River
Tropical Storm Watch: North of Chincoteague, Va., to Fenwick Island De., Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Drum Point and Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island

After the eye of Dorian made a second landfall on Great Abaco Island near Marsh Harbour, it tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record with the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.

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