The second strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean is continuing its destructive path—and millions along the southeast coast of the United States remain in its crosshairs.

The monster storm continues to pound parts of the Bahamas; wind speeds earlier this weekend topped 200mph and storm surges inundated the islands with water.

Today, it’s stalled about 50 miles off the coast of Florida, moving at just 1mph and still packing a just-downgraded Cat-4 punch. 

Most forecasters expect the storm to make a northward turn in the next several hours, flirting with landfall as it parallels the coastline and veers east. 

But the hurricane is moving excruciatingly slow—your toddler can walk a mile faster—making its approach like a slow-motion disaster. 

Evacuations have been ordered to the tune of a million residents along the Georgia and Carolina coast. Warnings have been issued in Florida for expected storm surges as an entire region waits to see if Dorian will wobble westward as it creeps ever closer. 

Here are some useful links for information: 

National Hurricane Center 

Florida Emergency Management

Georgia Emergency Management

South Carolina Emergency Management

North Carolina Emergency Management

Mike’s Weather Page 

Radio Bahamas Live Stream

#HurricaneDorian on Twitter

Here are ways you can help with disaster relief: 

Red Cross Hurricane Relief

Salvation Army Hurricane Relief

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Carolyn Moore

Carolyn traded a career in local TV news for a gig as a stay-at-home mom, where the days are just as busy and the pay is only slightly worse. She lives in flyover country with her husband and four young kids, and occasionally writes about raising them at Assignment Mom