Dorian slammed North Carolina’s Outer Banks. There were nearly 350,000 residents and businesses without power in North and South Carolina.
The intensity of the Category 1 storm is expected to slowly weaken through the next few days, and the National Hurricane Center forecasts it will become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds by Saturday night as it approaches Nova Scotia.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for eastern Nova Scotia from Lower East Pubnico to Brule, and for western Newfoundland from Indian Harbour to Hawke's Bay.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; east of Bar Harbor to Eastport, Maine; Prince Edward Island; southwestern Nova Scotia from Avonport to north of lower east Pubnico; Fundy National Park to Shediac; Stone's Cove to Indian Harbour; Hawke's Bay to Fogo Island; and Mutton Bay to Mary's Harbour.
Dorian may make landfall in North Carolina on Friday morning.
The death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 30, according to a new estimate from the Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands.