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‘Don’t get too close to the coast’ as Hurricane Dorian makes its way through the Gulf of Maine

As rain falls across much of Maine Saturday morning, the biggest effects of Hurricane Dorian will be felt along the coast during the afternoon and evening hours when winds and waves are expected to pick up.

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for coastal Hancock County and Washington County, where the most extreme impacts from Dorian will be felt in terms of high winds and surf.

Maine’s entire coastline will remain under a high surf advisory until early Sunday morning.

Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage as tropical-storm winds could come to Maine

ATLANTIC BEACH, North Carolina — As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.

Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He’s ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said he’d never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community, which is accessible only by boat or air and is popular with tourists for its undeveloped beaches.

Tropical storm warning extended to coastal communities in Hancock and Washington counties

Residents of coastal Hancock and Washington counties should expect Hurricane Dorian to generate tropical storm-force winds in their communities by late Saturday that could cause property damage, fallen tree limbs, dangerous driving conditions and scattered power outages, according to government forecasters.

Those residents should be preparing to protect their properties before winds pick up, they said.

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