A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday with a ferocity that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to retreat to their attics.
Hundreds were feared trapped by high water.
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Friday evening (AP):
- In an 8 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the storm is about 275 miles (443 km) south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and travelling northeast at 24 mph.
- Water levels in North Carolina are expected to continue to recede Friday night.
- A hurricane warning is in effect for eastern Nova Scotia from Hubbards to Avonport.
- The United Nations said Friday that the International Office on Migration is providing 1,000 tarps to replace roofs stripped from homes by Hurricane Dorian on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.
- U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migration office stressed that the priority right now is search and rescue operations. He says that after everyone has been rescued and the wounded safely evacuated, the agency will focus on providing temporary shelter for those who lost their homes.
- Dujarric said the World Health Organization reports it's focusing on providing clinical care, food supplies, safe drinking water and sanitation to survivors.
- Officials say 30 people have been confirmed dead in the Bahamas, but the toll is sure to rise.
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