Hurricane Dorian moves up East Coast after battering Bahamas: PHOTOS

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Friday, September 6, 2019
Power company lineman work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East coast on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
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Power company linemen work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moves up the East Coast on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
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Its winds down to 90 mph, Dorian howled over the Outer Banks as a far weaker storm than the brute that wreaked havoc on the Bahamas at the start of the week and left at least 30 dead there. More than a quarter-million residents and visitors had been ordered to evacuate the North Carolina island chain ahead of the storm, officials said.

The Category 1 hurricane lashed communities on the Outer Banks with rain and surging seawater as it hugged the islands that stick out from the Eastern Seaboard like the side-view mirror on a car. Rising waters coursed into the main floors of elevated homes and smacked them with floating debris.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.