Hurricane Dorian: South Carolina orders evacuation of entire coast

Hurricane Dorian: South Carolina orders evacuation of entire coast


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Officials in South Carolina ordered the mass evacuation of the state’s coast ahead of (mph Hurricane Dorian making landfall.)

State governor Henry McMaster ordered the evacuation of the shoreline earlier today, with all of the schools and government offices in the area to shut on Tuesday morning .

The mandatory evacuation of cities and counties along the coast will start at noon (local time).

South Carolina has also reversed lanes on roads heading towards the coast, enabling greater numbers to flee to safety.

Mr McMaster said medical evacuations have already begun, according toThe State.

Beachgoers waiting for Hurricane Dorian

A resident sunbathing ahead of the hurricane making landfall

Hurricane Dorian crashed into the Bahamas on Sunday as the second strongest Atlantic storm on record.

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Dorian made landfall on Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands as a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of more than 220 mph.

Millions of people from Florida to North Carolina are bracing for Dorian’s possible landfall or for the storm to veer north into the Atlantic Ocean.

President Trump said the hurricane looked ‘monstrous’ during a briefing

A boarded-up business in Cocoa Beach, Florida

The hurricane is expected to near Florida’s east coast on Monday, before moving northwards towards Georgia and South Carolina.

Dorian is forecast to remain a hurricane for the next five days, the NHC said.

In Florida, at least seven counties issued mandatory evacuations for some residents, including those in mobile homes, on barrier islands and in low-lying areas.

Palm Beach County, the third most-populated county and home to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, was among those with partial mandatory evacuations.

Other counties announced voluntary evacuations.

Floridians are preparing for the hurricane to hit the coast

Residents are stocking up on fuel, food and water

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PresidentTrumpsaid on Sunday the storm would likely affect the eastern seaboard from Florida to North Carolina.

Speaking during a briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Trump said: “This looks monstrous. This looks like it could be larger than all of them (“************)

Dozens of Floridians who live in boats in marinas along the Atlantic Coast in Brevard County were rushing to secure their vessels on Sunday, strapping them to docks and removing canvas coverings from decks as Dorian spun toward the state.

Several boat residents said they had decided to leave their vessels and stay with family on shore rather than ride out the storm, even if they knew their entire livelihoods might have been washed away when they returned.

Brevard County emergency officials said mandatory evacuations were issued beginning o n Monday at 8 am for residents in low-lying areas, on barrier islands and in mobile homes.

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