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Hurricane Dorian batters the Carolinas

Beaufort Police Officer Curtis Resor, left, and Sgt. Micheal Stepehens check a sailboat for occupants in Beaufort, N.C. after Hurricane Dorian passed the North Carolina coast. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Bill Bailey, assistant chief of the Emerald Isle Police Department, walks past a damaged trailer in the Holiday Trav-l Park in Emerald Isle, N.C., that was hit by a tornado generated by Hurricane Dorian. (Julia Wall / [Raleigh, N.C.] News & Observer)
Waves pound the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle, N.C., as Hurricane Dorian moves north off the coast. (Julia Wall / [Raleigh, N.C.] News & Observer)
Mobile homes are upended and debris is strewn about at the Holiday Trav-l Park in Emerald Isle, N.C, after a tornado generated by Hurricane Dorian struck the area. (Julia Wall / [Raleigh, N.C.] News & Observer)
A city crew works to clear the road blocked by a demolished mobile home after a tornado hit Emerald Isle N.C., as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East Coast. (Tom Copeland / Associated Press)
A sailboat that came loose from its moorings wound up next to a bridge as Hurricane Dorian passed Isle of Palms, S.C. (Mic Smith / Associated Press)
A gas station shows wind damage near Pawley’s Island, S.C. (Sean Rayford / Getty Images)
Residents find a neighborhood road blocked by a downed tree during Hurricane Dorian at the Isle of Palms, S.C. (Mic Smith / Associated Press)
Johnny Crawford navigates his kayak down a flooded street in Charleston, S.C. (Meg Kinnard / Associated Press)
Bill Chambers looks at the damage to the Summerville High School football stadium’s goalpost and signage after Hurricane Dorian passed in Summerville, S.C. (Mic Smith / Associated Press)
Bill Olesner walks down South Battery Street while cleaning debris from storm drains in Charleston, S.C. (Sean Rayford / Getty Images)