Hurricane Dorian Causes Flooding in Central Charleston

Heavy rain brought by Hurricane Dorian flooded streets in Charleston, South Carolina, during the night of September 4 into September 5.

The storm strengthened slightly on Wednesday evening, with sustained winds of up to 110 mph, up from 105 mph earlier in the day.

At 5 pm on September 4, Dorian was approximately 150 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, and the eye was moving up to southern Georgia, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

A number of schools in North and South Carolina were closed ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival. The NHC said that life-threatening storm surges and dangerous winds were expected in South Carolina and parts of North Carolina on September 5 and 6.

Footage here shows Ashley Avenue, at the Medical University of South Carolina campus, submerged by water. Credit: Devon Clarke via Storyful