LIVE TRACK: Cat 2 Dorian nearing Cape Fear in NC

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hurricane Dorian is lashing the Carolinas with strong winds, rain and tornadoes as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean Thursday.

As of 8 p.m., Hurricane Dorian remains a Category 2 storm with 100 mph maximum sustained winds. The system is about 30 miles south of Cape Fear, North Carolina and 60 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Rain bands produced tornadoes Thursday morning across northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina.

Dorian bore down on the Bahamas for 48 hours. Twenty people were confirmed to have died. Approximately 13,000 homes were destroyed in one group of islands in the Bahamas alone.

The storm then moved north in the Atlantic, parallel with Florida’s east coast.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN PLACE:

HURRICANE WARNING:

  • Edisto Beach SC to the North Carolina/Virginia border
  • Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

TROPICAL STORM WARNING:

  • Savannah River to south of Edisto Beach SC
  • North Carolina/Virginia border to Fenwick Island DE
  • Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point southward
  • Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island
  • Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach MA
  • Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA

STORM SURGE WARNING:

  • Little River Inlet to Poquoson VA
  • Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
  • Neuse and Pamlico Rivers
  • Hampton Roads

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