The cyclonic organism, which continues as a category one hurricane, the minimum of the Saffir-Simpson scale, of a maximum of five, moves away from the US east coast after touching land on Friday morning in Cape Hatteras, Carolina. North.
Shortly before midnight, Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour and was located 325 kilometers south of Nantucket, in the North American territory of Massachusetts, and 890 kilometers from Halifax, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
During this Friday Dorian greatly increased his movement speed, which in recent days became one of the slowest in history – at some times he only recorded two kilometers per hour – and now he is heading northeast at 41 kilometers per hour .
The governor of North Carolina, Democrat Roy Cooper, reported that helicopters transported food and water by air to stranded residents of an island in the Outer Banks chain of the state, after the place suffered 'catastrophic flooding' when Dorian swept the coast.
Cooper said that, in total, about 800 people had been trapped on the island of Ocracoke, southwest of Cape Hatteras, and recommended that the residents of the place, almost 25 square kilometers, climb to the highest points of their homes to avoid being swept away by floods.
According to the CBS News television network, people who challenged a mandatory evacuation order were trapped in a storm surge of more than two meters.
"Water levels rose very quickly, I would say that in 30 minutes we had four feet (more than one meter) of water and continued to rise," a resident told the media.
In addition to the swells, Dorian caused more than 20 tornadoes and left heavy rainfall since Thursday in parts of North Carolina and South Carolina, where, according to the National Meteorological Service, some areas received 380 millimeters of rain.
While Dorian moves away, the work of recovery and the evaluation of the damages begin in the places where his impact was felt, and many authorities and inhabitants are grateful that the effects were minor to those feared in the first forecasts.
The cyclonic body arrived in the United States after devastating the Bahamas as a powerful hurricane category five and leaving there at least 43 dead, a number that should increase in the coming days.
Despite getting close to the North American coast, as it never reached land until Friday and was losing strength in its route, the damage is less than those of other recent meteors recorded in the country.