Hurricane Dorian on a collision course with the Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian continues its path toward the Carolinas with pounding rain and whipping winds. The storm’s winds snapped power lines in Charleston, SC.


Parts of historic Market Street were under a foot of water and gusting winds blew rain sideways Thursday as Hurricane Dorian continued its unrelenting advance on the U.S. coast, days after devastating parts of the Bahamas.

Hundreds of thousands of coastal residents of the Carolinas were packing up to flee their homes or were already gone. More than 200,000 homes and businesses across the state already were without power.

The historic storm, strengthened a bit to regain Category 3 status, but was about 80 miles south-southeast of here at 7 a.m. ET Thursday with maximum sustained winds at 115 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
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