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Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush in Freeport, Bahamas, on Monday, September 2.

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Updated 1752 GMT (0152 HKT) September 2, 2019

Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush in Freeport, Bahamas, on Monday, September 2.

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Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas on Sunday and Monday, obliterating houses and wiping out power.

When it made landfall on Sunday afternoon, it was a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 180 mph. It is the strongest storm to ever hit the Bahamas.

Dorian is moving slowly toward the US mainland, and forecasts show a range of possible landfall sites. Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

On Wednesday, the hurricane lashed the Virgin Islands, toppling trees and power lines and leading local authorities to declare a state of emergency.

Waves caused by Hurricane Dorian crash into a man at the Jupiter Beach Park in Florida on September 2.

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Strong winds batter Freeport's Oceanhill Boulevard in this image taken from video on September 2.

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Waves crash in Vero Beach, Florida, on September 2.

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Beachgoers watch a man ride a kiteboard in Indialantic, Florida, on Sunday, September 1.

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Dorian churns over the Bahamas in this satellite image taken at 9:30 p.m. ET on September 1.

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Palm trees blow in strong winds prior to landfall in Freeport.

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A view outside a car's windshield before Dorian hit Freeport on September 1.

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Riverside Mobile Home Park residents Joe Lewis, left, and Rob Chambers work to secure an air conditioner before evacuating the park in Jensen Beach, Florida.

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A man places a shutter in a window in Lake Worth, Florida.

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Passengers arrive at Orlando International Airport ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on Saturday, August 31.

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Workers install storm shutters in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

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NASA employees watch as the Artemis launch tower is rolled back inside of a building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Matt Rohrer loads sandbags in the back of his vehicle in Flagler Beach, Florida, on Friday, August 30.

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Workers at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida, move an Allosaurus statue on August 30.

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Shoppers wait in line before sunrise for a Sam's Club store to open in Kissimmee, Florida.

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A supervised work crew of female jail prisoners fills sandbags in Titusville, Florida, on Thursday, August 29.

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"Here's a look at #HurricaneDorian from @Space_Station," said astronaut Andrew Morgan, who posted this photo to Twitter. "I caught this shot (August 29) as it traveled across the Caribbean north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic."

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Shoppers wait in long lines at a Costco in Davie, Florida, on August 29.

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A man fills containers with gasoline in Hialeah, Florida, on August 29.

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A man rides a bike by a Miami Beach building with boarded-up windows on August 29.

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Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando on Wednesday, August 28.

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Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket in Patillas, Puerto Rico, on August 28.

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People stock up with groceries and water in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 28.

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Ya Mary Morales and Henry Sustache put plywood over the windows of their home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on August 28. Puerto Rico was ultimately spared the brunt of hurricane-force winds.

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Workers prepare a store's exterior in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on August 28.

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Cars line up for fuel at a gas station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, August 27.

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Men board up a shop's windows in Boqueron, Puerto Rico, on August 27.

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Municipal employees clear debris in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on August 27.

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Residents board up a storefront pharmacy in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Monday, August 26.

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Residents stand in line at a grocery store in Bridgetown on August 26.

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