For those on the East Coast, we need to keep a watchful eye on Hurricane Dorian, which is shaping up to be one of the most powerful storms in recent memory. Projected to hit Florida before it rides down the coast a bit forecasters are expecting serious damage from winds, rain, flooding, and more. At Jenkins Restorations we want to help prevent as much damage as possible, and keep businesses and families safe, so we’ll keep you posted on relevant updates below along with some of our tips for preventive maintenance and safety.
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(Update: 9/6/2019 12:32 PM EST)
Hurricane Dorian crashes into Outer Banks in North Carolina
A weakened but still dangerous Hurricane Dorian bombarded North Carolina with pounding winds and drenching rain on Friday, causing severe storm surges and flooding in the Outer Banks.
“Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds will continue along portions of the North Carolina coast, portions of southeast Virginia and the southern Chesapeake Bay for the next several hours,” the National Hurricane Center said late Friday morning.
(Update: 9/5/2019 10:30 AM EST)
Dorian a major hurricane again as it lashes North and South Carolina coasts
Hurricane Dorian regained strength late Wednesday, again becoming a Category 3 storm as it moved slowly up the U.S. Southeast coast and approached North and South Carolina. It brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain to Florida Wednesday after leaving at least 20 dead in the Bahamas and parts of that nation of low-lying islands in ruins.
Although Florida dodged the brunt of the storm, North and South Carolina were bracing for its impact. Dorian still has the potential to make landfall Thursday or Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.
(Update: 9/4/2019 12:00 pm EST)
South Carolina Feeling First Effects of Hurricane Dorian; Death Reported in North Carolina
More than 800,000 people in South Carolina are under evacuation orders, and Charleston is already seeing street flooding. The Charleston airport is closing at 3 pm today (Wednesday) as a result. Evacuations are now starting to be ordered for the Outer Banks and other barrier islands in North Carolina as well. Schools, colleges and government offices remained closed as hurricane warnings were issued along the Carolina coasts.