The winds died down to 105 mph as Hurricane Dorian moved north to reveal the extent of destruction in the Bahamas. Seven people are known to have been killed, while aerial footage shows neighborhoods of rubble on the islands. Now the storm, downgraded to a Category 2, is moving “dangerously close” to the U.S., where it’s forecast to skirt the coast while inundating large areas from Florida to Virginia over several days.
What effects are being felt on the mainland? More than 7,100 customers in coastal Florida are already without power, while the main airport in Charleston, South Carolina, is planning to close this afternoon.