Hurricane Dorian Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Dorian finally made landfall in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on Friday morning as a Category 1 storm with maximum winds near 90 mph. The storm is moving northeast at 14 mph. Northeastern North Carolina is forecasted to get 3-8 inches of rain with isolated totals of 15 inches making flooding possible.

Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Friday in North Carolina. The storm is seen here just before the eye moved over Cape Hatteras, N.C. (Source npr.org).

Parts of North Carolina and Virginia are under a hurricane warning but the only hurricane watch is currently in Nova Scotia. Tropical warnings are also in effect on the Eastern Seaboard including parts of the Chesapeake Bay, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.

While forecasters thought the storm would hit Florida on Labor Day, it instead lingered offshore near the United States causing extensive rain in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The Category 5 hurricane stayed over the Bahamas over the weekend causing a wide range of destruction and at least 30 deaths. Hundreds of people are still missing and search and rescue teams are working to reach those who need help.

Read more from NPR here.

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