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CanadaHurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada

21:55  07 september  2019
21:55  07 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida

Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida MIAMI — Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state's east coast or inflict a glancing blow. The storm's winds rose to 130 mph (215 kph) and then, hours later, to a howling 140 mph (225 kph) as Dorian gained strength while crossing warm Atlantic waters. The hurricane could wallop the state with even higher winds and torrential rains late Monday or early Tuesday, with millions of people in the crosshairs, along with Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

Hurricane Dorian regained enough strength Saturday to once again become a Category 2 storm, ahead of an It was moving northeast at 29 mph, packing maximum winds of 100 mph. Dorian 's landfall in Canada is expected Saturday evening, according to CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford.

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened back to a Category 2 storm as it moved up the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday en route to Canada after dumping a deluge Dorian made U.S. landfall Friday morning over North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a far weaker Category 1 storm than the monster storm that

Hurricane Dorian regained enough strength Saturday to once again become a Category 2 storm, ahead of an expected landfall in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

By the afternoon, the storm was 180 miles southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about 140 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the National Hurricane Center said. It was moving northeast at 29 mph, packing maximum winds of 100 mph.

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Hurricane Dorian 2019 (15 Videos). Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength . Dorian survivor describes making heartbreaking discovery. Based on satellite wind data, the storm has regained Category two strength , with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. CNN's Allison Chinchar has the

Hurricane Dorian weakened slightly early Friday, becoming a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. As of 5 a.m. ET North Carolina's Outer Banks were being hit with near hurricane -force gusts overnight by Hurricane Dorian as the Category 1 storm teased a landfall

Dorian's landfall in Canada is expected Saturday evening, according to CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford.

The storm's nearly two-week path has unleashed devastation in the Bahamas, where it flattened homes and swept away neighborhoods, leaving at least 43 people dead.

In the United States, several cities were cleaning up after it made landfall in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and brushed other East Coast states Friday. Five deaths have been blamed on the storm so far.

Risk of rip currents

The storm made one final US stop in southeastern Massachusetts on Saturday, unloading rain and tropical storm force winds.

The main concern in New England was the high surf advisories for people along the coast as the storms move out, Shackelford said.

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After staying at Category 1 hurricane strength for over 24 hours, Dorian 's maximum sustained winds increased to 100 mph on Saturday afternoon, making it a While the Northeast was spared a direct hit, that will not be the case in Atlantic Canada . Dorian is forecast to make landfall in Nova Scotia

Dorian was the strongest hurricane in modern records to make landfall in the Bahamas. Dorian became a strong post-tropical cyclone at 1800 UTC 7 September before it reached Nova Scotia, Canada . The cyclone’s winds increased, and the circulation expanded due to baroclinic effects.

Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada
Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada

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"Some areas can see 18 to 20 feet breaking waves, so even the strongest swimmers are warned to be cautious of high waves. Swimmers are also advised to be cautious of rip currents, which can rapidly pull swimmers out to deeper waters," Shackelford said.

Widespread regions of the East Coast can expect wind gusts of up to 30 mph throughout the day Saturday, with some areas such as Nantucket potentially seeing wind gusts of between 58 mph and 73 mph, he added.

In addition to the winds, some areas along the coast will get drenched with up to three inches of rainfall throughout the day.

Flooding on NC barrier islands

Floodwaters are receding on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island after Dorian hit, easing concerns for people stuck in their homes for most of the day.

"There are people that have had knee to waist-deep water in their houses," resident Jason Wells told CNN."Several people were rescued from their upper floors or attics by boat, or from Good Samaritans."

Hurricane Dorian regains Category 2 strength ahead of forecast landfall in Canada © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images SOUTH CAROLINA, USA - SEPTEMBER 5: A flooded street is seen as Hurricane Dorian started to be effective in Charleston, South Carolina, United States on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Since Thursday, Dorian has flooded parts of the Carolinas and spawned several tornadoes, as well as lashed Virginia with winds and rain.

Between 10 and 15 inches of rain fell in parts of North and South Carolina this week, the National Weather Service said.

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