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Hurricane Dorian summary, as it pertains to Beaufort County, provided for your immediate benefit here on BCN.
Generally speaking, we are expecting to receive 8" to 15" of rain. Areas east of Washington will mostly see 10"+.
We are expecting 4' to 7' of storm surge along our coastlines. Areas west of Washington, as well as Whichards Beach and Aurora are expected to receive 6'+. This surge could inundate areas quickly as the storm passes to our east.
Winds will begin to increase for our area after 3pm, and are expected to be sustained at 40mph+ after 6pm. Our highest winds are expected to occur between 2am and 7am Friday. Most areas are expected to experience sustained wind of 50+ during this time, with gust of 75 mph. Areas east of Bayview and Blount's Creek will most likely experience Hurricane force wind during this same window.