[182], Tropical storm conditions continued into Monday, September 2. On the next day, the system started to rapidly intensify, reaching Category 2 status early on August 30. [18] Along the coast, multiple boats broke from their moorings and washed ashore. On August 30, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for the entire state, due to the hurricane. [237], Additionally, Dorian featured the highest sustained winds in an Atlantic hurricane recorded at latitude (26.6°N),[238] and was the strongest Atlantic-basin hurricane ever detected outside of the tropics, surpassing Hurricane Irma. [54] In Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit ordered all public sector workers to remain home and prepare for the storm. Advertisement. Dorian developed from a tropical wave on August 24 over the Central Atlantic. It was upgraded to a tropical storm warning a few hours later. Dorian Bringing Strong Winds, Heavy Rain and Storm Surge to Nova Scotia as it Rapidly Moves Through Eastern Canada. It finally dissipated near Greenland on September 10. New Hanover County, Pender County and Brunswick County, all in the Cape Fear region, cancelled public schools on September 4–5, as did several private schools and community colleges. [199] On the same day, tropical-storm force winds had arrived in South Carolina. In Bethany Beach, the waves narrowed the beaches and also damaged dune fencing. [82], On August 28, Georgia governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency for coastal counties of Georgia that are in the forecast path of the hurricane, including Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce and Wayne counties. As a result of this near-miss, a tropical storm watch was issued on September 5 from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, in Massachusetts. At 11:00 UTC of the same day, Dorian made landfall on the island of Saint Lucia as a tropical storm,[13] briefly disrupting the core of the storm, before entering the Caribbean Sea. At that time, dry air and wind shear were expected to prevent Dorian from attaining hurricane status—although just barely. Hurricane Dorian continues its advance west, battering the Bahamas, with winds up to 155 mph on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.It is now a category 4 storm. State government offices and schools in the counties previously mentioned will be closed until further notice, starting Tuesday. [161] Around 12:30 pm AST, Category 5 winds arrived at the Bahamas with the eyewall. [225], The Bahamas Paradise, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Carnival cruise lines started sending water bottles and meals to the Bahamas. [127] The incident resulted in the hashtag "Sharpiegate" trending on Twitter. [190] During September 3 and 4, tropical storm force winds continued to move up the east coast of Florida, with the storm's eye staying about 100 miles away from landfall. Emergency shelters opened at 10 a.m. on Monday. [83] Governor Kemp added several more counties on Wednesday, September 4, bringing the total number of counties under emergency to 21. [240], The World Meteorological Organization manages hurricane names. He went on to say that Dorian was "the greatest national crisis in our country's history. On September 1, during a news conference, Governor McMaster announced that mandatory evacuations for Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry counties will go into effect on Monday, September 2, at noon. Track the latest tropical activity with CNN's storm tracker. [91] Due to the evacuations, many colleges including College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina University were closed from Tuesday until further notice. This caused many, including families with children to disembark. [74] On September 2, a curfew was set in place for Flagler County that will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday until further notice. [195][146] On September 5, several tornadoes spawned by Dorian were sighted in Onslow County. [140], From August 26 to 29, Dorian produced damaging winds and heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean. [118], On September 1, President Donald Trump tweeted that multiple states, including Alabama, "will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. [149][150] In Martinique, heavy rains—peaking at 102 mm (4.0 in) in Rivière-Pilote—and winds up to 61 mph (98 km/h) caused some damage, though overall damage was negligible. [13]:9, A fatality occurred in North Carolina on September 2, when an 85-year-old man fell off a ladder while boarding up his home, and another was confirmed dead on September 6, a 65-year-old man after he, too, fell off a ladder. [105] The state's ports were closed starting at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, until further notice. [84] Atlanta Motor Speedway opened their campgrounds free of charge to evacuees of Hurricane Dorian. [194] Hurricane Dorian also caused three indirect deaths in Florida. [29] Dorian's forward speed decreased around this time, slowing to a westward crawl of 5 mph (8.0 km/h). GOD BLESS EVERYONE! Dorian was upgraded to a hurricane Wednesday afternoon and was impacting Puerto Rico with outer bands and the Virgin Islands with heavy rain and wind.

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