Hurricane Dorian Moving Parallel to the Eastern Coast of Florida as a Category 2 Storm
September 4 , 2019
After devastating the Great Abaco and Grand Bahama islands with 185 mph winds, Hurricane Dorian is now moving parallel to the eastern coast of Florida as a Category 2 storm. However, a hurricane watch is still in effect over Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina. Though the current intensity of the storm has reduced to 110 mph, its growing wind field moving towards north of Florida can trigger dangerous storm surge and wreak havoc in coastal Georgia and North Carolina Outer Banks, as per warnings from the Hurricane Center. In fact, the area of the storm is likely to expand in the next 24 to 36 hours, which could produce heavy rain inland from the strong winds, and cause flooding and beach erosion in coastal areas due to high tide.