Hurricane Dorian Brushes U.S. Coastline as Category 2 Storm

Hurricane Dorian continued to threaten the East Coast Wednesday prompting evacuation orders affecting two million people in its path.

Hurricane Dorian continues to threaten the Florida coastline and other parts of the East Coast after devastating the Bahamas for two days taking the lives of at least seven people.

The hurricane was measured as a Category 2 storm as of Wednesday morning, and was located around 100 miles away from Daytona Beach, Florida.

Hurricane Dorian maintained maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and was moving north-northwest at 8 miles per hour brushing the East Coast.

Reports claim at least seven people died on the Abaco Islands as the formerly Category 5 storm battered the Bahamas for 48 hours staying virtually motionless.

Experts predict the death toll to climb as thousands of people are believed to be without clean drinking water following the devastation.

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis weighed in on the tragedy earlier this week calling the loss of life “historic” while categorizing the hurricane and its effects as both “unprecedented and and extensive.”

The storm began battering the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane while destroying reportedly thousands of homes and unleashing historic flooding. 

According to reports, some areas endured storm surges around 20 feet above normal at the height of the hurricane. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is likely to continue to affect portions of the Florida and Georgia coastlines through Wednesday night.

Experts predict the hurricane to affect North and South Carolina through Thursday and Friday as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard.

Although the hurricane is likely to weaken in the coming days, parts of the southeast are expected to endure heavy rains, dangerous winds, and potential storm surges.

Over two million people have been ordered to evacuate parts of Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

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