Hurricane Dorian threatens the US

By Fernando Alfonso III, Mike Hayes, Meg Wagner and Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 1:55 p.m. ET, September 4, 2019
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8:00 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Dorian is 110 miles away from West Palm Beach

Hurricane Dorian is about 110 miles east northeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. ET advisory.

The storm is still a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph.

Here's a look at Dorian's latest forecast path:

10:56 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

This is what it looks like on Florida's Atlantic Coast this morning

CNN's John Berman is in Port St. Lucie on Florida's Atlantic Coast this morning.

Hurricane Dorian is more than 100 miles away from Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center, but the state's coast is already starting to feel some effects.

The Intercostal Waterway is kicking up, drenching picnic benches along the water.

"Obviously, the water is kicking up something fierce," Berman said.

Watch more in the clip below:

7:44 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Eastbound lanes of Georgia's Interstate 16 shut down for Hurricane Dorian evacuations

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 16 are closed for Hurricane Dorian evacuations, Georgia's Department of Transportation tweeted Tuesday. 

"No go eastbound on I-16 past Exit 39," the tweet read. "You must get off and find another route. #HurricaneDorian #evacuation #TrafficUpdate"

The westbound lanes are open ahead of Hurricane Dorian. 

7:35 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

What to expect each day this week from Hurricane Dorian

From CNN's Christina Maxouris

Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, is still stalling over the islands.

Here's a day-by-day look at the storm's path:

  • Today: Dorian — now downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds — will remain stationary over Grand Bahama Island through late Tuesday morning when it will begin to head north, CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford said.
  • Tonight: It is still forecast to approach Florida Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.
  • Tomorrow: The storm will then pass very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night.
  • Later this week: The storm then roll "near or over" the North Carolina coast late Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

7:16 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

The Bahama's Freeport airport is completely under water

Florida State Rep. Kionne McGhee shared a videos from Bahamas Member of Parliament Iram Lewis in Freeport. 

It shows Freeport International Airport completely submerged:

7:03 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

She took video of her Bahamas home before Dorian rolled in. Now, it's destroyed.

From CNN's Gianluca Mezzofiore

Kate Racer-Russell says her sister Gina Albury filmed this video of her home in Man-O-War Cay, off Abaco in the Bahamas before the passage of Hurricane Dorian on Sept 1.

The home is now destroyed. 

“It was my sister’s home in Man-O-War. She and her husband and her four children was in that house as well as 6 other people who became stranded in Man-O-War when their boat engine failed,” Racer-Russell told CNN. 

“Everyone is OK and sheltered in the basement of a church nearby. The top story of the church is gone," she added.

Racer-Russell, who is in Florida, said she hasn’t heard directly from her sister since that video was taken. She said the brothers of her husband, Jake Russell, also live in the Bahamas, in Marsh Harbour.

“Out of the six of my husband’s brothers’ homes in Marsh Harbour, only one home is OK,” she said.

She shared with CNN a picture sent to her by her husband’s brother, Bryce Russell. It shows his truck under water:

6:27 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Power restored to 80% of New Providence, Bahamas

Power has been restored to 80% of customers on New Providence, the most populous island of the Bahamas, as of Monday night, according to a statement from the Bahamas Power and Light Company (BPL).

"We continue to address the dozens of emergency calls we have received, responding to incidents including down or sparking power lines, blown transformers and other potentially dangerous situations," the company said in an update posted late Monday.

They had previously reported that power was lost to the entire island of New Providence, which includes the country's capital Nassau, as Hurricane Dorian hit.

6:21 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

How Dorian looks from above

From CNN's Henrik Pettersson

Here's the latest look at Dorian from above -- with the storm still sitting about 35 miles north-east of Grand Bahama, and around 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida.

5:48 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019

Here's where we're at with Hurricane Dorian

The National Hurricane Center's 5 a.m. ET update on Dorian had four key messages:

  • Devastating winds and storm surges will continue for several more hours in Grand Bahama, as the storm remains stuck over the island. It's budged just a few miles in the past hours.
  • Life-threatening storm surges are expected alongside some of Florida's east coasts, and along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina -- regardless of where Dorian's center moves next.
  • The risk of hurricane-force winds along North Carolina's coast is increasing.
  • The flash flood threat will increase along Florida during the course of Tuesday, and will spread up the southeast and mid-Atlantic coast for the rest of the week.