The hurricane Dorian gained strength and passed from the Category 1 to 2 when approaching Canada, meteorologists reported this Saturday.
According to a bulletin of the United States National Hurricane Center just before 2 pm Eastern time, Dorian’s maximum sustained winds were 155 kilometers per hour, when the center of the storm was 225 kilometers south-southwest of Halifax, New Scotland.
According to the forecasts, the center of Dorian would arrive in Nova Scotia in the afternoon or at dusk this Saturday, to Prince Edward Island at night and to Newfoundland Y Labrador on Sunday.
In North Carolina, the residents of the Outer Banks Islands They began to assess the damage caused by Dorian.
The governor of North Carolina, Roy CooperHe said about 800 people stayed on the island to wait for Dorian.
The eye of the meteor touched down on Friday morning in Outer Banks, already weakened, far from being the monster that devastated the Bahamas earlier this week with winds of 295 kilometers per hour and left 43 dead; However, even with category 1, it caused storm surge that flooded the first floors of many homes.
With the help of helicopters, the United States Coast Guard law enforcement officers began landing on the island yesterday Friday, as well as transporting the sick, elderly and other people in danger by air, county authorities said. Hyde. Agents conducted door-to-door inspections and offered food and water to residents, according to the office of the sheriff.
Governor Cooper said last night that the authorities were not aware of seriously injured in the island chain. Residents who needed temporary housing were being transferred to a shelter in the mainland, he added.