(NBC NEWS) Hurricane Dorian, packing powerful winds and dangerous storm surges, made its first landfall in the United States over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday morning.
The Category 1 storm reached Cape Hatteras at 9 a.m. By early afternoon, Dorian was about 125 miles from Cape Hatteras and was traveling northeast at 21 mph with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 2 p.m. update.
The storm left virtually all of scenic Cape Hatteras without power Friday morning, according to the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative. The utility company said in a tweet Friday afternoon that crews were beginning to access the damage caused by the storm.
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