A disturbance is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm when it's expected to hit North Carolina late Friday, forecasters said, posing flooding and other threats as far north as New Jersey.
More people have died from unsafe use of generators after hurricanes than storm surge since 2017. The National Hurricane Center wants to focus attention on generator safety.
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Coastal areas near the Texas-Louisiana border could see life-threatening storm surge when the hurricane hits Wednesday night. Areas up to 30 miles inland could be affected.
Some areas of the Bahamas are still only reachable by helicopter or small watercraft, like jet skis. The official death toll is 20, but it's expected to rise as search efforts continue.
The prime minister said five people were killed on Abaco Island. The Category 3 storm sustains 125 mph winds with "life-threatening" storm surge levels expected on Florida's east coast by late Monday.
With sustained winds of 185 mph, Dorian is hitting the Bahamas as "the strongest hurricane in modern records" to hit the archipelago, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Forecasters warned the storm will bring "life-threatening storm surge" and "devastating winds" when it reaches the archipelago before continuing toward the southeastern U.S.
The storm system has prompted tornado and flash flood warnings, and officials are keeping a close watch on New Orleans' levee system and infrastructure, which failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hundreds of thousands of customers in North Carolina and South Carolina are without power. One N.C. official warned that part of the state will see "between a 500-year and 1,000-year flood event."