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Hurricane Dorian Lashes Florida Coast, En Route to the Carolinas

The National Weather Service warned residents in Florida, coastal Georgia and the Carolinas to “secure loose items” as Category 2 Hurricane Dorian makes it slow march up the coastline.

Late Tuesday, the center of Hurricane Dorian was located about 95 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph, and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected through early today. A turn toward the north is forecast by this evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning.

On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight. The center of Dorian is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday morning.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 110 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next couple of days, and Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

Read more at the National Hurricane Center

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