GEORGIA — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Georgia coast as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Hurricane Dorian was packing 120 mph winds as the powerful storm, now a category 3, pounded the Bahamas for a third straight day and Floridians along parts of the U.S. coast braced for sustained tropical storm-force winds on Tuesday. The storm is currently forecast to hit Georgia’s coastline on Wednesday.
Tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours for areas south of Altamaha Sound, which includes Georgia’s Golden Isles, according to the National Hurricane Center. A storm surge warning is in effect from Tybee Island to the Florida line.