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USA: Life slowly returning to normal as hurricane Dorian spares Florida Coast

United States, Melbourne Beach
September 05, 2019 at 12:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Life slowly started to return to normal in downtown Melbourne Beach, on Wednesday, as monster storm Dorian spared most of the Florida coast with little damage in its parallel crawl to the US coast.

Locals started clearing up debris from their yards and shop owners were seen retrieving protective boarding to re-open for business.

Dorian, which lasted as a Category 5 hurricane for over 24 hours after reaching 185 miles per hour (298 kph) winds while battering the Bahamas, was downgraded to a Category 2 storm early Tuesday morning, after decreasing wind strength during its slow crawl towards the US coast.

Dorian lashed Florida's Brevard County coast during late Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, leaving mostly superficial damage and beach erosion in its wake.

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Life slowly started to return to normal in downtown Melbourne Beach, on Wednesday, as monster storm Dorian spared most of the Florida coast with little damage in its parallel crawl to the US coast.

Locals started clearing up debris from their yards and shop owners were seen retrieving protective boarding to re-open for business.

Dorian, which lasted as a Category 5 hurricane for over 24 hours after reaching 185 miles per hour (298 kph) winds while battering the Bahamas, was downgraded to a Category 2 storm early Tuesday morning, after decreasing wind strength during its slow crawl towards the US coast.

Dorian lashed Florida's Brevard County coast during late Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, leaving mostly superficial damage and beach erosion in its wake.

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