Hurricane Dorian has caused extensive flooding as it howled over low-lying islands off North Carolina.
Hurricane Dorian is closing in for a possible direct hit on North Carolina’s low-lying Outer Banks islands.
Relief officials have reported scenes of utter ruin in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm with record 185mph winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines.
South Carolina’s governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the state’s entire coast as Hurricane Dorian threatens.
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US authorities have warned of “catastrophic” freshwater flooding as Hurricane Florence hits America’s east coast with top sustained winds of 90mph.