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Boy, 15, caught in choppy waters goes missing off Jersey Shore

A 15-year-old boy went missing at a Jersey Shore beach Sunday afternoon after being swept into choppy waters as Hurricane Dorian looms over the East Coast, according to officials.

Josiah Jeremiah Robison, of Ewing, and his teen sister appeared to be struggling in the choppy waters when a bystander went to help and lifeguards followed around 2:45 p.m., according to Spring Lake Police Chief Edward Kerr.

DEADLY DORIAN CLAIMS FIRST VICTIM AFTER BATTERING BAHAMAS; BIGGEST THREAT TO FLORIDA EAST COAST EVER

While lifeguards were able to help the teenage girl back to shore, the 15-year-old boy slipped under the water off of Brighton Ave. Beach in Spring Lake.

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A 15-year-old boy went missing Sunday afternoon after being swept into the water off Brighton Avenue Beach in Spring Lake, New Jersey. (Spring Lake Police Department/Google Maps)

A four-hour sea and air search by the state police, U.S. Coast Guard, sheriff’s office and lifeguards failed to locate Josiah’s body but a search is still ongoing.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends during this tragedy,” Kerr said.

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Yellow flags were flying as the ocean is being affected by Dorian, a category 5 hurricane headed toward the southeast coast of the United States, which meteorologists say will only make the conditions in the water rougher.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to reach out to Detective Sergeant Christopher Kucinski at 732-449-1234 or ckucinski@springlakepolice.org.

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34 people killed after boat catches fire off California’s Santa Cruz Island: officials

At least 34 people have been killed after a boat caught fire off Santa Cruz Island, California, early Monday morning, fire officials have confirmed.

Fox affiliate KTTV confirmed the fatalities. Five people were rescued.

The U.S. Coast Guard said earlier it was coordinating a large rescue effort Monday in response.

KKFX-TV reported that Coast Guard Los Angeles responded to reports of a fully engulfed boat fire off Santa Cruz Island around 5 a.m.

COAST GUARD NETS 3 ARRESTS, 3,000 POUNDS OF COCAINE IN ANTI-SMUGGLING OPERATION IN PACIFIC

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The Coast Guard responded by both air and water, the station reported.

“The Coast Guard has launched multiple rescue assets along with assets from local agencies to assist more than 30 people in distress on a 75ft boat near Santa Cruz Island,” Coast Guard LA said in a tweet shortly before 5 a.m. local time.

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More details were promised as the operation continues.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates

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Boston ‘Straight Pride’ parade clashes with protesters, ends with dozens of arrests; police injured: report

A “Straight Pride” parade in Boston was met with counter-protests on Saturday and reportedly led to a handful of officers suffering injuries and almost three dozen arrests.

The controversial rally held in the downtown area led to a clash between Super Happy Fun America, the group that organized the parade, and protesters who criticized the event as homophobic.

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A transgender Trump supporter, center, marches in the Straight Pride Parade in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Boston Police Department said it plans to review officers’ use of force during the demonstrations, and will also look into reports of four officers who suffered non-life threatening injuries.

About 200 people marched in the “Straight Parade” to celebrate traditional families and defend heterosexuality, reported the Boston Globe. Marchers were reportedly outnumbered along the parade route by thousands of protesters, who gathered behind police barricades near City Hall.

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Counterprotesters, including one wearing a horse mask, line the route of the Straight Pride Parade in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Parade participants held up signs promoting pro-military and pro-Trump messages, including “Support our troops” and “Build the wall and crime will fall.” according to local FOX affiliate WDAF-TV.

Counter-protesters hit back at marchers with chants of their own.

“Alt right, get off our streets, no justice, no peace,” protesters said.  They also aimed their focus at police, reportedly chanting, “Who do you serve? Who do you protect?”

“I’m outraged by the idea that straight people need a pride parade,” parade attendee Shoshanna Ehrlich told WDAF-TV. “We are not an oppressed majority by any stretch of the imagination. This is full of hate and offensive.”

According to the event organizing group’s website, the purpose of the “Straight Pride” parade was to “achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond.”

The group claims it “advocates on behalf of the straight community in order to build respect.”

Milo Yiannopoulos, an openly gay right-wing political commentator and writer, was the grand marshal.

The Saturday march was also condemned by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who represents the Boston area. The Democrat congresswoman slammed the event as a “hate march.”

“TY to the allies & accomplices who stood in the gap & laid their bodies on the line today in affront #LGBT hate march,” Pressley said in the statement Saturday. “To everyone feeling unseen & vulnerable today…we got you. Equitable outrage. Our destinies & freedoms are tied.”

On Sunday, Boston police confirmed 36 people had been arrested and charged. They are due to be arraigned in municipal court.

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“We respect the rights of individuals to protest and take part in the democratic process. However, that right never trumps acts of violence or behavior that creates a risk for other participants, bystanders, or police,” Renee Alagrin, a Suffolk District Attorney’s office spokesman, said in a statement.

“We’re reviewing each arrest and will make informed decisions based on the facts of each and the policies of this office.”

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Texas shooting victims include dad gunned down in front of wife, kids

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A 40-year-old former teacher died Saturday during a shooting spree in West Texas after he was shot while sitting in traffic in front of his wife and two children, a report said.

Joseph Griffith was remembered by his family for his sense of humor and his dedication to his family, The Odessa American newspaper reported. He worked six days a week to support his family and was killed while on his way with his family to have their portraits taken, according to the paper.

GUNMAN LOST JOB HOURS BEFORE :  REPORT

“This maniac pulled up next to him and shot him, took his life, murdered my baby brother,” Carla Byrne, his sister, told The Washington Post.

Authorities in Texas are working to determine what led to the shooting rampage that started with a traffic stop on Saturday and ended when the gunman—who was identified  in a press release—was gunned down in a movie theater parking lot in Odessa. He killed seven and injured 22.

Among the victims included a 29-year-old mail carrier who was “carjacked and murdered” while on the job. Authorities said there were about 15 crime scenes.

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The 22 injured included three law enforcement officers and a 17-month-old who will undergo an operation on Monday to remove shrapnel from her chest.

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Texas shooting victims include dad gunned down in front of wife, kids

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A 40-year-old former teacher died Saturday during a shooting spree in West Texas after he was shot while sitting in traffic in front of his wife and two children, a report said.

Joseph Griffith was remembered by his family for his sense of humor and his dedication to his family, The Odessa American newspaper reported. He worked six days a week to support his family and was killed while on his way with his family to have their portraits taken, according to the paper.

GUNMAN LOST JOB HOURS BEFORE :  REPORT

“This maniac pulled up next to him and shot him, took his life, murdered my baby brother,” Carla Byrne, his sister, told The Washington Post.

Authorities in Texas are working to determine what led to the shooting rampage that started with a traffic stop on Saturday and ended when the gunman—who was identified  in a press release—was gunned down in a movie theater parking lot in Odessa. He killed seven and injured 22.

Among the victims included a 29-year-old mail carrier who was “carjacked and murdered” while on the job. Authorities said there were about 15 crime scenes.

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The 22 injured included three law enforcement officers and a 17-month-old who will undergo an operation on Monday to remove shrapnel from her chest.

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Hurricane Dorian is the strongest storm to ever threaten Florida’s East Coast, batters Bahamas

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Florida weather officials warned late Sunday that Hurricane Dorian—the Category 5 monster that continues to batter parts of the Bahamas with 185 mph winds— is the strongest storm to ever threaten the state’s East Coast.

The storm—which was about 135 miles east of West Palm Beach as of 11:35 p.m. ET Sunday—is still considered unpredictable. Millions of residents on the East Coast are watching to see if the storm will turn north in the next two days and spare the state with a direct hit.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DORIAN’S PATH

“No matter what path this storm takes, our state will be impacted,” Jared Moskowitz, the director of the state’s Department of Emergency Management, said. “We will continue to work around the clock to prepare.”

The National Hurricane Center on Sunday issued its first hurricane warning for parts of Florida related to Dorian. The storm has slowed early Monday and is moving west at 5 mph.

IF YOU’RE IN STORM’S PATH, YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE CRITICAL THINGS 

The warning affected areas from Juniper Inlet, in Palm Beach County — stretching from the state’s Atlantic coast into its rural center — to the Volusia-Brevard County line. A hurricane watch also was issued from the Volusia-Brevard County line to the Flagler-Volusia County line.  

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Glenn Richards, the chief meteorologist on Fox 35, said late Sunday that the forecast “turns Dorian northwest Monday afternoon/eve” and should keep the storm about 50-70 miles off the coast of Central Florida.

“This will produce tropical storm sustained winds and hurricane gusts along the coast with tropical-storm-force gusts inland. Still expecting 1-3 inches of rain inland with 3-6 inches near the coast,” he said. “Worst weather arrives early Tuesday and departs early Wednesday.”

The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for Florida’s East Coast from Deerfield Beach north to the Georgia state line. The same area was put under a storm surge watch. Lake Okeechobee was under a tropical storm watch.

Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, urged people not to bet on safety just because the forecast track had the storm a bit offshore. With every new forecast, “we keep nudging (Dorian’s track) a little bit to the left” — that is, is closer to the Florida coast, Graham said.

The storm slammed into the Bahamas on Sunday as the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwestern part of the islands.

FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

Dr. Hubert Minnis, the prime minister of the Bahamas, cried on Sunday as he described the devastation left behind. Forecasters said Dorian was most likely to begin pulling away from the Bahamas early Tuesday.

“This is a deadly storm and a monster storm. I can only say to them, that I hope this is not the last time they will hear my voice and may God be with them,” he said.

There was little information from the affected islands, though officials expected many residents to be left homeless. Most people went to shelters as the storm approached, with tourist hotels shutting down and residents boarded up their homes.

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Dorian’s maximum sustained winds reached 185 mph, with gusts up to 220 mph, tying the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfall.

That equaled the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, before storms were named. The only recorded storm that was more powerful was Hurricane Allen in 1980, with 190 mph winds, though it did not make landfall at that strength.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an order Sunday for the mandatory evacuation of his state’s entire coast. The order, which covers about 830,000 people, was to take effect at noon Monday, at which point state troopers were to make all lanes on major coastal highways one-way heading inland.

A few hours later, Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, ordered mandatory evacuations for that state’s Atlantic coast, also starting at midday Monday. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned his state that it could see heavy rain, winds and floods later in the week.

“As we continue to monitor this storm, all Floridians should follow local reports and heed the call for evacuations,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “We are ready to deploy assets as needed and will continue to monitor traffic and fuel levels as more counties come under hurricane watches and warnings.”

Fox News’ Frank Miles and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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Texas gunman was fired from job hours before shooting rampage: report

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Texas authorities on Sunday said the gunman who opened fire the day before—killing seven and injuring at least 22—had been fired from his trucking job just hours before the shooting rampage,  a report said.

The gunman was killed by law enforcement in a movie theater parking lot in the town of Odessa. It is believed he was acting alone and no motive was determined, The New York Times reported.

MAIL CARRIER AMONG THOSE KILLED IN THE SHOOTING SPREE

]The deceased victims ranged from 15 to 57. The gunman—who was identified in a press release Sunday—used an “AR-type weapon” in the rampage that had multiple crime scenes.

Law enforcement mentioned that this was a “different type” of active shooter situation because the gunman was “mobile,” the Times reported. President Trump praised police officers who engaged the gunman.

The shooting began around 3 p.m. Saturday after state troopers pulled over the gunman for making a left-handed turn without signaling.

In the chaos that followed, the suspect hijacked the mail carrier truck, Mary Granados, 29, and fired at random, investigators said.

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Authorities said 15 separate locations had been designated crime scenes. The 22 injured included three law enforcement officers and a 17-month-old who will undergo an operation on Monday to remove shrapnel from her chest.

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and Robert Gearty contributed to this report

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West Point cadet falls to death at popular cliff-diving location

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A West Point cadet fell to his death at a popular cliff-diving spot upstate New York, according to cops.

The young man was “hanging onto a rock ledge” at Fawn’s Leap in the Green County town of Hunter when a portion of the rock suddenly broke off — causing his fatal tumble, police said in a press release.

Life saving measures were attempted at the scene, but were unsuccessful.

ORLANDO MAN WHO LOST 25 PERCENT OF SKIN TO BACTERIA HAS DIED

The man, whose name was being withheld for 24 hours per Dept. of Defense policy, was described as a Cadet Candidate at the US Military Academy. It was unclear if he was attempting a dive at Fawn’s Leap when he fell.

The swimming hole is located along a stretch of Kaaterskill Creek, which is famous for its crystal-clear water and steep cliffs. Videos and pictures posted online show people taking epic leaps of faith — some at heights over 50 feet.

The area, which is roughly 110 miles north of Manhattan, has become a popular spot for Instagrammers.

At least four people have died while attempting to snap pictures for the gram, according to the New York Times, which spoke to a state forest ranger about the dangerous craze last August.

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“Just talking to people who come up here, they say, ‘Yeah, we saw this on the internet — we’re trying to find it,’ ” said Ranger Rob Dawson. “The unfortunate thing is, with those pictures, there’s nothing informing people that you could get seriously hurt here, too.”

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Modern-day ‘Rosie the Riveters’ help military spouses stay active in the workplace

On a hot August morning in North Carolina, Lisa Bradley is meticulously updating spreadsheets behind a computer while friend and fellow military wife Cameron Cruse sketches colorful designs on paper in a modest warehouse just outside Fort Bragg.

The two women — both military spouses with master’s degrees — are no ordinary self-starting entrepreneurs. They are a formidable combination of yin-and-yang who founded the handbag company R. Riveter, which provides a vital livelihood for spouses of the U.S. military who otherwise would be struggling to find meaningful work.

The jobless rate among military spouses is five times the national average, and both Bradley and Cruse are all too familiar with the nomadic life of constantly moving to the most current locations where their husbands are assigned.

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The company founded by Lisa Bradley, left, and Cameron Cruse provides work opportunities for U.S. military spouses. (R. Riveter)

“Being a military family, you’re going to move every two to three years on average,” Cruse, 31, said. “You have to uproot your life and find a new job and a new identity. It takes so much every time you do it that a lot of times military people just give up.”

“We wanted to be part of the solution,” said Bradley, 34, who’s had to move five times in six years.

Using a few scraps of leather and a single sewing machine from the attic of Cruse’s home, R. Riveter was born in 2011. Eight years later, the company — named after Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon of World War II representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war — is nothing short of an American success story.

“If you’d have told us then that we were going to take on manufacturing retail and military spouse unemployment, I would have told you, ‘you’re crazy,’” Cruse laughed.

From Washington state to Ohio to Florida, some 50 women — known as “Riveters” — cut and sew individual parts of the bags from home and then mail them to the company’s headquarters in Southern Pines, N.C., where workers assemble the pieces in the warehouse.

The finished products are finely crafted leather and canvass handbags sold online and in R. Riveter’s local flagship store. Each bag is stamped with its own unique Riveter ID number and named after an American heroine, such as Margaret Corbin, the first woman to fight in the Revolutionary War and the first woman to receive a military pension from Congress.

“We wanted a different work-from-home opportunity for, really, the modern-day woman who is trying to do it all,” Bradley said.

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The founders of R. Riveter, Lisa Bradley, left, and Cameron Cruse, with a selection of their products. (R. Riveter)

“This light bulb went off for us when we thought about all the military families struggling out there — asking what happens when my spouse moves or he or she is deployed or in training and I have to go home and take care of my kids? What about my job?” Cruse added. “And, there was the idea — mobile, flexible income for military spouses.”

“The most important thing about what we do is that military spouses get to make parts and pieces from wherever the military takes them and then they continue to take that work with them wherever they go,” she continued. “So, they get to move from Georgia to Colorado to Washington state and then back to Georgia and never have to let go of that job and that R. Riveter community that they’ve become a part of.”

After an appearance in 2016 on ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank,” billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, invested $100,000 into the company, which saw sales increase from $300,000 to $2.4 million.

Now, a third of every dollar spent on the company’s merchandise goes to a military family in need — a detail that caught the attention of Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, who visited the North Carolina factory in November 2018 and lauded the company for creating a business model that “allows [military] spouses to work for them no matter where they live in the U.S.”

‘TEAM PATRIOT’ BANDS TOGETHER WOUNDED VETS TO SERVE OTHERS THROUGH DISASTER RELIEF

For each Riveter, the opportunity to work remotely and provide a steady income, while also becoming part of a nationwide network of other military spouses, has been life-changing.

“It gives me an identity — it gives me something that I can take pride in, knowing that this is going to be a gift and somebody is going to be able to enjoy it for a long time coming,” said Jennifer Campos, a busy mother of five who lives at Fort Benning in Georgia and whose husband has been deployed overseas.

“It’s my own little corner in the world to sit there and enjoy sewing,” Campos said. “And, I’m able to stay home and still be that stay-at-home mom for my kids, which I did for 13 years before I applied to work for R. Riveter.”

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Second lady Karen Pence visited R. Riveter’s North Carolina warehouse in November 2018.  (R. Riveter)

Scotty Geonetta-Inge, who joined the Army when she was 20 and whose husband has been active-duty military, praised the opportunity to work for a company that understood the struggles of military families.

“Being a single mom a lot, with a spouse that’s often gone, this company has helped tremendously because they work around our schedules,” Geonetta-Inge said. “It’s definitely filled a void for me.”

She added, “It also helps out a lot financially. I’m able to keep my daughter in day care. I also have a special needs child. Just working here part-time is so beneficial.”

For Bradley and Cruse, the drive to start their own company has represented a cause greater than themselves.

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“This was always for a greater purpose,” Bradley said. “You’re taking on the employment of other people and that just takes it to a whole other level. Failure is not an option.”

“It’s really neat that you can still start something from nothing in America,” she added. “That drive to make a difference and the passion for what you’re doing, you can start from an attic and you can grow a business with just that.”

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As Dorian nears, hurricane warning issued for parts of Florida; evacuations ordered on South Carolina coast

A Hurricane warning has been issued for a stretch of Florida’s Atlantic coast and a mandatory evacuation of South Carolina’s entire coast was ordered Sunday as powerful Hurricane Dorian threatens the United States.

Around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center issued its first hurricane warning for parts of Florida related to Dorian.

The warning affected areas from Juniper Inlet, in Palm Beach County — stretching from the state’s Atlantic coast into its rural center — to the Volusia-Brevard County line. A hurricane watch also was issued from the Volusia-Brevard County line to the Flagler-Volusia County line.

The storm was about 175 miles east of Palm Beach and moving to the west at 5 mph on Sunday evening.

In a news conference on Sunday, after the Hurricane warning had been issued, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, “We are continuing to make all necessary precautions in urging people out in the state of Florida to make their preparations, heed evacuation orders. This storm has tracked further west, slightly, but still further west than we had hoped.”

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DeSantis said Dorian was expected to approach closer to the Florida coast.

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An evacuee on a cot at a shelter for people with special needs on Sunday in Stuart, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Dorian. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

“The storm has slowed down but we do need it to slow down just a little bit more to ensure when it turns north that it’s not impacting directly the Florida coast. And, we cannot say that that is not a possibility, and so I think it’s important that we prepare for this to potentially make landfall here,” DeSantis said.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Naval Station Mayport, in Jacksonville, announced it would be evacuated by Monday morning.

South Carolina’s Gov. Henry McMaster’s evacuation order, which covered about 830,000 people, is set to go into effect at noon on Monday. That’s when state troopers are expected to start reversing lanes so people could head inland on major coastal highways.

The governor also ordered the mandatory medical evacuation for health care facilities licensed by the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control. Beginning Tuesday, all schools and government offices in Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry counties will be forced to stay closed, officials said.

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Hurricane Dorian triggered severe flooding in the Bahamas. (Jason Bethel via Storyful)

The order will mark the fourth time in four years that hundreds of thousands will be forced to evacuate.

McMaster said he realized some people won’t be happy having to evacuate, but added, “we believe we can keep everyone alive.”

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency for Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce and Wayne counties.

In an effort to make sure there enough petroleum products, emergency supplies, and food, Kemp also issued an executive order temporarily suspending federal rules and regulations which otherwise would limit the hours that operators of commercial vehicles could drive.

The Category 5 hurricane battered parts of the Bahamas Sunday with its 185 mph winds, making it the second-strongest storm in the Atlantic Ocean since 1950.

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The Category 5 hurricane battered parts of the Bahamas Sunday with its 185 mph winds, making it the second-strongest storm in the Atlantic Ocean since 1950. (Jason Bethel via Storyful)

Homes missing parts of their roofs, cars overturned and downed power lines have been reported on the Abaco Islands. One video showed floodwaters rushing through the streets of one town.

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Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said, “you cannot tell the difference as to the beginning of the street versus where the ocean begins” on parts of Abaco. No deaths initially were reported.

The National Hurricane Center has predicted the center of Dorian will stay off shore near the South Carolina coast starting Wednesday afternoon. However, a small error in the forecast could send the eye and strongest winds into the state.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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