Dorian Weakens As It Tracks Northeast

Bahamas Death Toll ‘Staggering’

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to continue moving toward the northeast with “an increase in forward speed” through Saturday as it remains off the U.S. eastern seaboard.

The full death toll in the Bahamas is yet to be weighed with authorities predicting a "staggering" loss of life. The Category 5 storm has since weakened and is expected to continue dissipating over the next few days

“Safety is our primary concern as Dorian begins to head in our direction,” said Capt. Bion Stewart, commander for Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. “Stay off the water as our ability to respond during the height of storm will be degraded and rescue efforts may be delayed."

On Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition Zulu at Port of Hampton Roads and strongly cautioned the maritime community to remain vigilant.