At least seven people were killed in the storm, but authorities warn that the death toll could rise much higher.
"We are in the midst of the greatest national crisis in our country's history," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Tuesday night after he had toured Abaco Island and found the airport there completely underwater.
Though the storm is now a Category 2 with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph — it was a Category 5 when it made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday — officials have warned residents to take precautions and to heed evacuation orders as it has the potential to produce storm surges of several feet.
You can track Dorian's path here as it heads up the East Coast.
A controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protests in Hong Kong will be fully withdrawn, the territory's chief executive announced on Wednesday, submitting to one of the demonstrators' core demands.
The bill had raised fears that the rights of Hong Kong's 7 million residents were being eroded under Beijing's rule, as it would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial.
Carrie Lam said in a televised announcement that the bill will be withdrawn but announced no other concessions.