Dozens of Jamaicans working in hotels across South Carolina’s coast have been evacuated as a precautionary measure due to hurricane Dorian.
The centre of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of Eastern South Carolina for the next several hours, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and tomorrow.
The workers, who are employed through the H-2B temporary non-agricultural workers visa program, were evacuated from areas expected to be impacted by the storm surges associated with the hurricane.
A Jamaican national living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Shantel Reid, told Irie FM News that her area is under watch for flash flooding.
Miss Reid noted that sections of her area were impacted by tornadoes this morning.
She explained that several areas have already lost power.