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USA: Brave Floridians turn up for hurricane watching as Dorian starts lashing US coast

United States, Melbourne
September 04, 2019 at 03:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Floridians filled the boardwalk at Indialantic and Melbourne beach to watch Hurricane Dorian roll in closer to the Sunshine state on Tuesday, as the storm began its slow crawl parallel to the US coast.

Residents were experiencing the full force of the heavy winds and rising waters on the beach of Melbourne, southeast of Orlando.

Dorian, which lasted as a Category 5 hurricane for over 24 hours after reaching 185 miles an hour winds while battering the Bahamas, has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday morning, after since decreasing in wind strength.

At least five people were reportedly killed during the storm, with authorities in the Bahamas fearing the death toll will rise.

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Hundreds of Floridians filled the boardwalk at Indialantic and Melbourne beach to watch Hurricane Dorian roll in closer to the Sunshine state on Tuesday, as the storm began its slow crawl parallel to the US coast.

Residents were experiencing the full force of the heavy winds and rising waters on the beach of Melbourne, southeast of Orlando.

Dorian, which lasted as a Category 5 hurricane for over 24 hours after reaching 185 miles an hour winds while battering the Bahamas, has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday morning, after since decreasing in wind strength.

At least five people were reportedly killed during the storm, with authorities in the Bahamas fearing the death toll will rise.

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