Hurricane Dorian is approaching the South Carolina coast on Wednesday evening, and life-threatening storm surge is a grave concern. The entire coast of the state is under an evacuation order.
At 8 pm, Dorian was located near 30.9 North, 79.8 West, about 130 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour. Dorian was moving north-northwest at 8 miles per hour.
Dorian’s structural changes in last day or so include enlarging the eye, and the eye wall of this hurricane could pass very near or over the South Carolina coast tonight into Thursday. A turn to the north and eventually northeast will bring Dorian near or over the North Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday. Dangerous storm surge flooding is expected northward from the Carolinas into Virginia.