Dorian Caused More Than 378,000 Power Outages In The Southeast U.S.

Hurrican Dorian causes power outages in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas After devastating the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian headed toward the Southeastern United States, causing 378,000 power outages in Florida,...

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Hurrican Dorian causes power outages in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas

After devastating the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian headed toward the Southeastern United States, causing 378,000 power outages in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. After bumping along the coast of Florida and Georgia, it’s expected to hit particularly hard in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

“Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds are expected to continue along portions of the North Carolina coast, portions of southeast Virginia and the southern Chesapeake Bay,” the National Hurricane Center wrote Friday morning. “Flash flooding is occurring, and will continue to become more widespread across the eastern Carolinas and far southeast Virginia this morning.”

In a press conference earlier this week, North Carolina’s governor said he was particularly worried about the Outer Banks, a string of islands off the state’s coast. He warned people who chose not to evacuate that they would be cut off from medical assistance and emergency help as the islands became inaccessible.

Weather experts are expecting flash flooding and several inches of rain before the Hurricane heads north toward the Maritime provinces of Canada.

Dorian did major destruction in the Bahamas before heading toward the United States. At least five people are confirmed dead, and the death toll is expected to climb as search and recovery efforts continue.

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