Tornadoes, Storm Surges as Dorian Sweeps Stateside

Dorian strengthened again as it left the coast of Florida, spinning off twisters in both Carolinas and drenching towns in floodwaters.

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Water floods Highway 12 as Hurricane Dorian hits the area on Sept. 6, 2019, in Nags Head, North Carolina. Dorian passed Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday as a category 3 storm and now is spinning into the Atlantic.
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Residents of the Bogue Shores condominiums work to hook up a generator after the complex lost its roof during high winds from Hurricane Dorian in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 6, 2019. Only a few residents stayed behind after an evacuation order. No one was reported injured.
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A police officer inspects a shopping center for damage after Hurricane Dorian hit the area, on Sept. 6, 2019, in Nags Head, North Carolina. Dorian passed Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday as a category 3 storm and now is spinning into the Atlantic Ocean as a category 1.
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Power lines spark in flood water on Market Street as Hurricane Dorian spins just off shore on Sept. 5, 2019, in Charleston, South Carolina. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 1 storm as it makes its way up the eastern seaboard unleashing flooding, high winds and tornadoes, according to published reports.
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A firefighter with the Kure Beach Fire Department cleans up the Kure Beach Pier following the effects of Hurricane Dorian in Kure Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 6, 2019.
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A tornado touched down in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 5, 2019. The twister damaged homes in both the Boardwalk RV Park, pictured here, and the Holiday Trav-l Park.
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Emerald Isle town employees work to clear the road after a tornado hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian moved up the eastern seaboard, Sept. 5, 2019.
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Kelsey Myers looks at an overturned tree in her front yard in Summerville, South Carolina, after Hurricane Dorian passed by, Sept. 5, 2019. Dorian raked the Carolina coast with howling, window-rattling winds and rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward the dangerously exposed Outer Banks.
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A flooded street is seen in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian enters the area, Sept. 5, 2019. Dorian has begun raking the southeast seaboard, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas.
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A sign at the Lazaretto Creek boat ramp is nearly underwater at high tide as Hurricane Dorian makes its way up the east coast on Sept. 4, 2019, toward Tybee Island, Georgia. Dorian is forecast to bring storm surge and tropical storm force winds to the barrier island.
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A downed palm tree sits in a road during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sept. 5, 2019.
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President Donald Trump during an Oval Office briefing on the status of Hurricane Dorian, in Washington, D.C., Sept. 4, 2019.
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Sharon Annichino, at far right, holds hands with DeepWater Church members and Isle of Palms, South Carolina, residents in prayer under the Isle of Palms pier as Hurricane Dorian spins out in the Atlantic ocean, September 3, 2019. They prayed for the Bahamas and for the hurricane to spin harmlessly away from land.
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A photo taken from the International Space Station shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian as it leaves the Bahamas and heads towards Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas on Sept. 2, 2019. Dorian spent much of its time Wednesday hugging the Florida coastline as a Category 2 hurricane after it flattened parts of the Bahamas as the strongest storm to hit the islands on record.
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Visitors gather on the beach during high tide as Hurricane Dorian churns offshore on Sept. 3, 2019, in Indialantic, Florida. The massive, slow-moving hurricane which devastated parts of the Bahamas now head northwest, travelling parallel to Florida’s eastern coast.
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Two men enjoy the heavy waves as Hurricane Dorian turns to the north off the eastern coast of Florida as a weakened Category 2 hurricane, Sept. 3, 2019.
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The Orlando International Airport stands empty after it was closed on Sept. 3, 2019. Hurricane Dorian spent much of Wednesday spinning off the coast of Florida as a Category 2 storm.
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A boat is placed on a sand dune in preparation for Hurricane Dorian as it makes its way to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, Sept. 3, 2019.
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A reporter is splashed by waves as heavy rain hit the Jensen Beach Causeway Park in Jensen Beach, Florida, Sept. 3, 2019.
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Bands of heavy wind and rain cover a walkway at the Jensen Beach Causeway Park in Jensen Beach, Florida, Sept. 3, 2019. Weakening slightly but still packing a powerful punch, Hurricane Dorian churned towards the southeastern coast of the United States after delivering a devastating blow to the Bahamas.
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Flights to Orlando International Airport were canceled as the airport closed ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 3, 2019.
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Kristen Davis watches the high surf from a boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with her daughter Addie Davis, 4, as winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the fronds of a palm tree in Vero Beach, Florida, Sept. 2, 2019.
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Weston Lee, of Vero Beach, stands near high surf from the Atlantic Ocean in advance of the potential arrival of Hurricane Dorian, in Vero Beach, Florida, Sept. 2, 2019. Dorian has downgraded to category 3 as of Tuesday, with much of the eastern coastline expected to fall outside its cone of potential landfall.
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A photo taken from the International Space Station shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 2, 2019. Dorian has downgraded to category 3 as of Tuesday, with much of the eastern coastline expected to fall outside its cone of potential landfall.
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A photo taken from the International Space Station shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 2, 2019. Dorian has downgraded to category 3 as of Tuesday, with much of the eastern coastline expected to fall outside its cone of potential landfall.
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People on a boardwalk look out over the high surf from the Atlantic Ocean, in advance of the potential arrival of Hurricane Dorian, in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.
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Vero Beach police officers Chayse Hatfield, left, and James Doty talk to residents Jim and Michelle McGowan, as they notify residents of a trailer park community of a mandatory evacuation, in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Some coastal areas are under a mandatory evacuation since the path of the storm is still uncertain.
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A baby sleeps inside a church that was opened up as a shelter for residents who will wait out Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain.
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A car returns to the capital under the previous rain before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Karen Alexis, a Florida Department of Heath staffer, gets information from an evacuee, at an evacuation shelter for people with special needs, in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Stuart, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Some coastal areas are under a mandatory evacuation since the path of the storm is still uncertain. (
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Motaz Mozayan owns a shop in Daytona Beach. It was destroyed during Hurricane Irma two years ago and damaged during Jeanne in 2004. He's hoping Dorian spares him this time.
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A desolate Daytona Beach Sunday night. Mandatory evacuations began Monday morning.
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Dorian brought some water onto the lower part of Main Street in Daytona Beach Sunday night.
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Sandbags were filled in New Smyrna, Fla. Sunday afternoon ahead of a possible storm surge associated with Dorian.
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Crews preparing for possible storm surges in New Smyrna, Florida on Sunday afternoon.
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Convoy of utility trucks from Ontario, Canada, head southbound on Interstate 95 near Daytona Beach, Florida.
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