NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, (WEHT/CNN) – Tens of thousands are without power in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina — and the storm is still making its way up the coast.
Here’s what South Carolina’s mayor, John Tecklenburg, had to say, “Late last night as I went around, it was just that. People were out of the streets. They were safe. They were either out of town or hunkered down.”
Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina said, “As Hurricane Dorian moves northward along our coast, there will be flash flooding. I urge everyone, even those inland, to pay close attention to flood watches and warnings.”
Mandatory evacuations went into effect for over a million coastal area residents in the Carolinas and Virginia, but not all obeyed the order.
Resident, of John’s Island, South Carolina, Meghan D’Mello, said, “We never leave, I don’t know why…. we stay.”