Hurricane Dorian

Power company lineman work to restore power after a tornado hit Emerald Isle N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moved up the East coast on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian caused only minor damage in Virginia before it skirted further up the East coast.

Although there were reports of some minor flooding, downed trees and downed electrical wires, the mandatory evacuation for Sandbridge was lifted and shelters closed Friday night.

Gov. Ralph Northam had declared a state of emergency in Virginia and issued an updated plan for natural disasters in the wake of the potential threat.

The hurricane, which had been downgraded to a Category 1, has drifted outward into the Atlantic ocean and is not likely to cause much damage for the rest of the East coast of the United States. However, Dorian is expected to hit Nova Scotia, Canada Saturday night into Sunday morning. Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland may also be hit.

Staff Writer

Tyler Arnold reports on Virginia and Ohio for The Center Square. He previously worked for the Cause of Action Institute and has been published in Business Insider, USA TODAY College, National Review Online and the Washington Free Beacon.