But then, as the storm neared the Sunshine state, the path shifted yet again. It went north-north east, brushing our east coast as a Category 2 then picking up strength as it moved past Florida.
Dorian has now made landfall in South Carolina as a strong Category 2 storm, and it's showing us what could have happened in the Sunshine State.
Imagine having to clean THIS room! Such a close call, Walker, 7, says he always sleeps in his room, but decided to sleep downstairs during storm. Whew! @ABCNews4 #chsnews #DorianSC pic.twitter.com/lktiGm9ugO— Caroline Balchunas (@carolinebTV) September 5, 2019
Videos depicting major flooding have already made the rounds on Twitter. There are people kayaking in the streets, there's a church missing part of it's roof, and there's massive tree inside the room of a 7-year-old boy, who was uninjured.
[9:00AM] FLASH FLOODING will be likely for Hampton Roads and Northeast NC from Hurricane Dorian. Rainfall amounts could be as high as 8-10" for extreme Southeast VA and Coastal Northeast NC. All preparations need to be completed by midday today! #NCwx #VAwx #MDwx #Dorian pic.twitter.com/S34pQfjRMB— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) September 5, 2019
The state has at least 33 evacuation centers operating, and around 202,000 households have lost power, according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
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