Dorian moves north along the South Carolina coast • Earth.com

Last update: December 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows Hurricane Dorian along the coast of South Carolina.

The storm was moving north at 8 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour.

Across coastal areas of the southeastern United States, falling trees, strong winds, and flooding have damaged power infrastructure.

By the afternoon of September 5, more than 240,000 power outages were reported in South Carolina, and Charleston County was hit the hardest with more than 130,000 outages.

Dorian is projected to move over the coast of North Carolina and then toward New England and Nova Scotia in the next few days. 

This nighttime composite image, which shows the storm surrounded by city lights, was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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