At 11:00 pm (0300 GMT Thursday), the NHC said Dorian was located 105 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina and moving north at around seven miles per hour approaching the US coast.
At least seven deaths were reported in the Bahamas. The storm's punishing winds and muddy brown floodwaters severely damaged thousands of homes, crippled hospitals and trapped people in attics.
With reconstruction moving slowly, residents of the US Virgin Islands express their fears that they are unprepared if there was a new hurricane.
The Republican president said Democrats inflated the number of dead from two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year in order to make him look "as bad as possible."
Hurricane Irma struck close to orange harvesting season with officials estimating total losses to be over $760 million.
The ease in restrictions comes in response to Puerto Rico governor's request to waive the Jones Act, which limits shipping between US ports to US owned-and-operated vessels, to ensure there was no impediment to bringing in supplies.
World Food Programme says it is launching a $5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 people in areas most affected by Hurricane Irma.
US President Donald Trump visits Florida that was ravaged by Hurricane Irma. The death toll from Irma stands at 81, including 38 in the United States.
At least eight elderly residents died at a Florida nursing home which went powerless after Hurricane Irma hit the region, leaving its inhabitants without air conditioning. Police said they have opened a probe into possible criminal negligence.
Residents of the Florida Keys return to a completely different landscape. More than 25 percent of the homes are destroyed while 65 percent suffered major damage.
Hurricane Irma's ferocity prompted one of the largest evacuations in US history as it bore down on Florida.
Hurricane Irma crashed into Cuba late on Friday killing at least 10 people, authorities say, bringing the death toll from the ferocious storm to 39 in the Caribbean.
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