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Although Hurricane Dorian winds have weakened somewhat, the storm remains dangerous and has the capacity to inflict significant damage. (Image: National Hurricane Center) Hurricane Dorian’s winds have weakened somewhat but the storm remains dangerous and has the capacity to inflict significant damage. (Image: National Hurricane Center)

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. East Coast from Florida to the Carolinas was bracing for devastating winds and a life-threatening storm surge from Hurricane Dorian as the Category 3 storm wreaks havoc on the Bahamas.

Dorian still nearly stationary about 105 miles (170 kilometers) east of Florida’s West Palm Beach and will begin moving toward the northwest later this morning, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. Eastern Time advisory. While its winds have weakened somewhat, the storm has inflicted huge damage, killing five on one island, according to Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who called the destruction a “historic tragedy.”

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