Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian weather map: Charts show deadly flood and tornado risks in North Carolina | World | News

Dorian is currently tracking about 60 miles south of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, and about 115 miles south-southwest of Wilmington North Carolina. In their 2pm (EDT) public advisory, NOAA stated Dorian currently has maximum sustained wind speeds of 110mph. A series of graphics released by the NC Emergency Twitter account demonstrate the impact Dorian could cause for some areas.

On current predictions for Hurricane Dorian’s path, the NOAA said: ”A turn toward the northeast is anticipated by tonight, and a northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast on Friday.

“On the forecast track, the centre of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina this afternoon, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday.

“The centre should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England Friday night and Saturday morning, and approach Nova Scotia later on Saturday.”

NC Emergency tweeted a morning update on Hurricane Dorian today, warning of how southeastern North Carolina “is beginning to see dangerous conditions.”

They then added how “significant impacts from heavy rain, damaging winds and storm surge will continue to unfold through Friday across eastern NC.”

In their 2pm advisory, NOAA is warning of a number of potential hazards as a result of Hurricane Dorian.

NOAA warn a combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters “moving inland from the shoreline”.

Current estimates suggest water levels could reach heights of 7feet in some areas.

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Large swells are also predicted to affect the northwestern Bahamas, and the entire southeastern US coast from Florida through North Carolina over the next few days – potentially causing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

NOAA also warn of potential tornadoes this afternoon across eastern North Carolina and the upper South Carolina coast.

NOAA said: “The tornado threat will continue tonight across eastern North Carolina into southeast Virginia.

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